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Rio intended 2% GST on alcohol and cigarettes to prevent addiction

Governor signed a decree establishing the State Secretariat Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency

 
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State Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency will receive part of the proceeds from the sale of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages Mr Filipe Pereira, who was named in a ceremony held at the Palacio Guanabara
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State Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency will receive part of the proceeds from the sale of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages
Mr Filipe Pereira, who was named in a ceremony held at the Palacio Guanabara

With religious leaders in the front rows, Congressman Filipe Pereira (PSC) was appointed on Monday (25), governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, the new State Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency. The governor signed the decree that created the registry in the event hall of the Guanabara Palace, on Monday (25), and said that the budget of the agency will have 2% of all sales tax collected through the sale of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages .

In his speech, the governor said he expects the initiative to make Rio a reference in reducing drug use and said the role of the secretariat will not be restricted to illicit drugs: "We talk a lot of cocaine and crack, but let's not forget alcohol, or any drug addiction. "

Among the main functions of the new department is hiring beds for the treatment of chemical dependency, through agreements. Sérgio Cabral defended cooperation with religious organizations of all denominations and with other departments such as Education and Welfare to coordinate treatment and drug prevention.

In his first news conference as secretary, Filipe Pereira emphasized the importance of obtaining seats for the treatment of addicts. He said one focus of their work will be dependent on the recovery of cracolândia Avenue Brazil, in the northern zone.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Chemical dependency    Psychiatry    Rio de Janeiro    Crack    Filipe Pereira    Sérgio Cabral   
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