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The International Day against drug abuse was observed all over the world

The international day against drug abuse and prohibited trafficking was observed all over the world on 26 June 2012

Jun 27, 2012 17:53 IST

The International Day against drug abuse and prohibited trafficking was observed all over the world on 26 June 2012. It aims to increase the awareness about the dangers and problems that prohibited drugs establishes to the society. The main theme of 2012 was Global Action for the Health, Communities without Drugs.

This day was decided by the General Assembly in United Nations in the year 1987.Their main aim is to convey a message on this day to create an international society free from drug abuse.

According to the United Nations, 200 million people (approx) are using prohibited drugs including cocaine, cannabis, sedative hypnotics worldwide. They believe that billions of dollars generated from these illicit drugs. So, it is a unique occasion to take a stand against this problem that affects all the people around the world who are addicted to it.