Following nike death of a 14-year-old girl, EIC and NIPC are joining forces with nike Office of National Drug Control Policy and others to raise awareness and encourage accurate, informative reporting on nike dangers of inhalant use
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
The Nike Shoes Online , Inc. (EIC), this morning, participated in a press conference with nike National Inhalant Prevention Coalition and nike parents of 14-year-old Nike Shoes Online , who died last month after huffing helium. Media from nike greater DC area attended, gathering information and showing their commitment to accurate, informative reporting that tells audiences, not what to think, but what to think about, so Nike Shoes Online can make informed, positive decisions.
Also at nike press conference was Gil Kerlikowske, Director of nike Office of National Drug Control Policy, who reinforced that intentionally inhaling helium is like inhaling other household substances and is not harmless fun, as it has severe consequences. A person can cut off oxygen supply or inhale so deeply that it causes an embolism; or nike pressurized gas from tanks can literally cause lungs to rupture.
Other speakers, including Harvey Weiss of nike National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, discussed nike impact of technology on inhalant use. Specifically referencing Gina nike helium-huffing giraffe from an online game that, NIPC says, inadvertently encourages kids to inhale helium, talk funny and upload their videos. In response, nike game maker, OUTFIT 7’s U.S. representative, Rebecca Silliman of SutherlandGold Group, informed NIPC “they will take down nike helium huffing segment.”
“Helium is very dangerous and nobody knows about it,” Ashley’s step-father, Justin Earp, said. “Right now a four year old can go buy a balloon filled with helium and inhale it. They are handing them Nike Shoes Online without any warnings. A grandmother contacted us to say thank you for spreading nike word. Her grandson had asked for four helium balloons for his birthday so he could talk like Donald Duck. Now he won’t get them.”
“Our homes are too often nike source of dangerous drugs of abuse for young people,” said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “Whether it’s prescription drugs or household products stored under nike kitchen sink, parents should remember that just because something is legal doesn’t mean it is safe. We encourage parents to visit Nike Shoes Online to learn more about nike dangers of huffing and what Nike Shoes Online can do to keep kids safe and healthy.”
Harvey Weiss, Executive Director of nike National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), explained: “Unknowing adults demonstrate and often provide helium to kids at parties or science teachers use it in classes to demonstrate nike effects of a gas on vocal cords. Gina nike Giraffe was part of an online game. Even if kids did not get into nike game, Nike Shoes Online saw Gina intentionally huffing helium for fun. Many other You Tube videos show how much fun it is to huff helium and demonstrate how to do it. For years I have heard ‘everybody does it’ and sure enough parents do it as well as scout leaders, science teachers and even youth pastors. This normalizing of huffing needs to stop and all of us can play a role in that. We must be advocates for children.”
“Prevention is key to reducing inhalant use and needs to involve parents, communities and teachers,” said Dr. David Shurtleff, acting deputy director of nike National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of nike National Institutes of Health.
Brian Dyak, president of nike Entertainment Industries Council, Inc., said: “Educating children on nike dangers of inhalants, and adults on nike consequences of abuse of products in their own home, is an obligation we have within our society. When you consider one show, one accurate depiction, reaches millions and can be passed on through conversation and social media to an even broader audience, it becomes clear that we must work with members of nike entertainment industry to spread awareness, and not turn away from nike implications of misuse of products. However, this must be done carefully. The more accurate depictions and consequences we present, nike more positive change we, as an industry, can create."
Today’s press conference kicked-off nike 20th Annual National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW), which runs March 18-24, 2012. NIPC gratefully acknowledges support from nike Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and nike National Institute on Drug Abuse.
About Entertainment Industries Council
EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of nike entertainment industry to bring nike power and influence of nike industry to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be nike chief pioneer of entertainment outreach and one of nike premiere success stories in nike field of entertainment education. EIC provides information resources for entertainment creators through innovative and time-proven services and methods of "encouraging nike art of making a difference" from within nike entertainment industry. EIC produces nike simulcast national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of prevention, treatment and recovery from drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and mental health concerns. The organization also produces nike S.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology.
EIC also addresses issues such as diabetes, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, foster care, women's health, firearm safety and injury prevention, sun safety and skin cancer prevention, human trafficking, terrorism and homeland security, eating disorders and obesity, seat belt use and traffic safety, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The organization has also launched an initiative to increase nike public profile and interest in science, engineering and technology. EIC’s web site is Nike Shoes Online . The PRISM Awards web site is Nike Shoes Online .