Rangatahi huffing to early grave

29 Aug 2013 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Young Māori are 10 times more likely than non-Māori to die of alcohol poisoning, and three and a half times more likely to die from huffing substances such as butane usually at their first attempt.

In this article from Waatea News, Dr Nick Baker (chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee) says the deaths of young Māori through unintentional substance and alcohol poisoning is a community problem than needs a community solution.

Read the full article by clicking the link below.

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