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Chukotka will intensify the fight against drugs

In the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, a meeting of the Committee for Legislation and Security of the Duma of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug was held, dedicated to measures to counter the spread of narcotic drugs and psychoactive substances on the territory of the district, the press service of the regional administration said.

30 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill on the prohibition of the spread and use of new psychoactive substances of synthetic or natural origin, the so-called spice. The introduction of changes in the legislative base of the state is associated with a succession of cases of poisoning and deaths from smoking mixtures. According to the latest data, as a result of the use of this type of drugs in Russia as a whole, more than 1 000 people were hospitalized, about 40 died. In Chukotka in the current year, one case of spice poisoning was registered.

Representatives of executive and legislative authorities of the region, departments of the Federal Service of Russia for Drug Control and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations of the Okrug participated in the discussion of the draft law.

As noted by the first deputy chairman of the Duma of the Chukotka Autonomous District Valentina Rudchenko, the draft law can radically change the situation with the spread of psychoactive substances in the country.

- Spikes have become a new challenge to our society. The fight against these substances must be conducted at all levels and by the whole society, it is necessary to interagency interaction of government bodies, public institutions, the population. The current situation in many regions of the country is a threat to Russia's public and national security, "said Valentina Rudchenko.

Also at the meeting of the round table were considered the directions of work to protect the population of Chukotka from psychoactive substances. According to Andrei Bolenkov, the head of the Department of Education, Culture and Youth Policy of the Chukotka Autonomous District, today the situation with drug distribution in the territory of the district remains calm and controlled. At the same time, Andrei Bolenkov stressed, to maintain a low level of drug crime in Chukotka, it is necessary to conduct active preventive work.

- It is important to continue the state policy of involving young people in socially useful activities, social actions, sports competitions. Also, one should not stop information propaganda explaining the imminent consequences of using narcotic and psychotropic substances, - Andrei Bolenkov shared.

We add that at the meeting it was decided to hold a youth preventive action in Anadyr with the involvement of all educational institutions of the city. The event will be organized by the regional branch of the public organization "Young Guard". In the near future, together with the Public Youth Chamber at the District Duma, a round table will be held on the preparation of the action.

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