Monday, April 13, 2009

Warning Parents and Kids about the Dangers of Inhalant Abuse

I was joined today by LAPD, City Attorney School Safety Prosecutor Veronica De Alba, the Hollenbeck Youth Explorers and the Team Community Police Advisory Board to talk about the dangers of Inhalant Abuse. This highly dangerous behavior, where abusers, mostly young kids, sniff Nitrous Oxide and other vapors and chemicals, can cause death, brain and other permanent organ damage, as well as addiction. Many of the inhalants used can be found in common household products. We also urged for the passage of AB 1015, a bill that would make it illegal for minors to purchase Nitrous Oxide.