National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week

March 15-21, 2015

What is National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week?

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week, also known as NIPAW, is an annual, community level program that takes place the third week in March to highlight understanding and education around inhalant abuse prevention and poison prevention.

Developed in 1992 by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week is an extension of National Poison Prevention Week.

national inhalants and poisons awareness week

Why take part in National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week?

A child is 50% less likely to try an inhalant if an adult has spoken to them about the dangers of inhalant abuse.

Talk. They will listen.

This is a week to engage your children, students, employees, and consumer base around the issue of inhalant abuse, in order to spread awareness and education to help prevent product abuse.

Daily Themes

This year, ACE will be promoting NIPAW through the below daily themes.  Click on each theme to get more information, suggested tweets, pictures, etc. to share with your network.

How to Get Involved

From hosting an event, to sharing a blog post, or even tweeting about the week, there are a variety of ways you can take part in National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week this year. Complete the check list below to make sure you are prepared!

 Example Tweets

  • March 15-21 is National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week, learn about the week at #NIPAW
  • In honor of #NIPAW talk to your kids this week about safety with #inhalants and #poisonprevention
  • #inhalant abuse is deliberately sniffing fumes or gases from common household products #NIPAW
  • Did you know that 59% of kids at age 12 are aware of their friends huffing? #inhalants #NIPAW
  • Did you know people can die the very first time they use inhalants, known as Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome #NIPAW #inhalants
  • Keep products in their original containers in order to #preventpoison #NIPAW #NPPW
  • Store products correctly and away from children to #preventpoison #NIPAW #NPPW