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The Ministry of Health teamed up with local groups for an Anti-Substance Abuse March in the Bexon community.

It will take place on Saturday, 24th May, when the Substance Abuse Secretariat, Pathfinders Club and 7th Day Adventist Church came together to march against substance abuse in their community. The activity observed the theme "Tobacco – a threat to development" in keeping with this year’s commemoration of World No Tobacco Day on 31st May.

Director of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat Charmaine Hippolyte, describes the activity as one which intended to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco smoking.

Executive Secretary of the Saint Lucia Mission of 7th Day Adventist, Pastor Roger Stephen emphasized that the intention of the activity was to send a concise message to the youth regarding substance abuse.

Preceded by a morning service, the Anti Substance Abuse march culminated at the Sun Valley Park where a message was delivered from keynote speaker Dr. Stephen King.

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