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‘Say no to Cocaine’ Poster launch

23 June, 2008

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann has welcomed the launch of a new a 'Say no to Cocaine' poster launch in the Long Gallery at Stormont today.

Ms McCann sponsored the launch of the anti-drugs campaign by the Colin Drug & Alcohol Forum and The Colin Area Youth Forum.

She said:

"I am delighted to host the launch of the "Say No to Cocaine" poster today at the Long Gallery.

"The Colin Drug & Alcohol Forum and The Colin Area Youth Forum are to be commended for the work they do to raise awareness around the important issues of drug and alcohol misuse.

"We have seen a rise in the amount of cocaine available on our streets and the dealers are continually exploiting our young people in an effort to get them to take the drug.

"Drugs are a scourge on our communities and cocaine and other drugs destroy young people's lives and have a huge impact on their families and the wider community.

"Today we are seeing a group of young people taking the initiative to encourage other young people to say no to cocaine.

"I would appeal to young people who feel they are being encouraged to take drugs to seek help from family, friends or community activists.

"All of us have a part to play in keeping young people safe." ENDS

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