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Sunday, June 5, 2005

 

More help for paint sniffers

`A multi-million dollar initiative to curb chroming or paint sniffing amongst Queensland youths will be launched at Tuesday’s state budget.
Queensland premier Peter Beattie said $8.8 million would be used to help stop teenagers inhaling volatile substances such as paint.

‘Places of safety’ in Brisbane, Logan, Townsville, Cairns and Mt Isa will be expanded with the money in an effort to help substance abusers kick the habit.

Mr Beattie said more than 1,800 people had used the service up to March this year.’




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