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Youth hooked on fanta

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Youth hooked on fanta

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LOCALLY GROWN tobacco is finding its way into the lungs of more Barbadian youngsters.

It’s getting there, said an official with a drug prevention agency, in something called fanta and it is being rolled with marijuana to “stretch” spliffs.

Makeada Bourne, the community programme officer with the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), made the revelation as the agency held two workshops – one for parents, the other for children, in recognition of World No Tobacco Day yesterday, at the NCSA’s headquarters at 1st Avenue, Belleville, St Michael.

She said while the statistics for tobacco smoking among young people usually “come in very low”, the NCSA had found that there had been an increase in the use of fanta among younger people. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.