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Agreed to Senate (03/18/1999)

[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[S. Res. 47 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  1st Session
S. RES. 47

Designating the week of March 21 through March 27, 1999, as ``National 
                Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week''.



                           February 12, 1999

   Mr. Murkowski (for himself, Mr. Lott, Mr. Daschle, Mr. Akaka, Mr. 
 Ashcroft, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Conrad, Mr. DeWine, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Grassley, 
   Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Mack, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mr. 
Torricelli, Mr. Helms, Mr. Gregg, Mr. Grams, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Durbin, Mr. 
 Burns, Mr. Cleland, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Snowe, 
Mr. Sarbanes, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Specter, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. 
 Bond, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Breaux, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Campbell, Ms. Collins, 
Mr. Craig, Mr. Frist, Mr. Gorton, Mr. Graham, Mr. Gramm, Mr. Hagel, Mr. 
  Harkin, Mr. Hollings, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Jeffords, Mr. Lugar, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Nickles, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Schumer, Mr. 
   Shelby, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Thurmond, Mr. Warner, Mr. Wellstone, Mr. 
   Stevens, Mr. Lieberman, and Mr. Johnson) submitted the following 
    resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                             March 18, 1999

             Committee discharged; considered and agreed to



Designating the week of March 21 through March 27, 1999, as ``National 
                Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week''.

Whereas the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition has declared the week of 
        March 21 through March 27, 1999, ``National Inhalants and Poisons 
        Awareness Week''.
Whereas inhalant abuse is nearing epidemic proportions, with almost 20 percent 
        of all youths admitting to experimenting with inhalants by the time they 
        graduate from high school, and only 4 percent of parents suspecting 
        their children of inhalant use;
Whereas according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, inhalant use ranks 
        third behind the use of alcohol and tobacco for all youths through the 
        eighth grade;
Whereas the over 1,000 products that are being inhaled to get high are legal, 
        inexpensive, and found in nearly every home and every corner market;
Whereas using inhalants only once can lead to kidney failure, brain damage, and 
        even death;
Whereas inhalants are considered a gateway drug, leading to the use of harder, 
        more deadly drugs; and
Whereas because inhalant use is difficult to detect, the products used are 
        accessible and affordable, and abuse is so common, increased education 
        of young people and their parents regarding the dangers of inhalants is 
        an important step in our battle against drug abuse: Now, therefore, be 
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) designates the week of March 21 through March 27, 1999, 
        as ``National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week'';
            (2) encourages parents to learn about the dangers of 
        inhalant abuse and to discuss those dangers with their 
        children; and
            (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
        calling upon the people of the United States and interested 
        groups to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and