YOUTHS of Fiji should say no to illegal substances.
This is the message Ms Carpenters Fiji Limited Mary Wesley will be advocating during the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival this week.
The Rotuman beauty said the festival would be a fitting platform to reach out not only to the youths but all members of the public on the importance of "saying no to illegal substances".
Ms Wesley said there were a lot of marijuana cases involving students in Fiji and she felt it was her duty to put an end to this.
She said society needed to give children a chance because they contributed towards a better Fiji.
The USP student, who is pursuing a double major in Biology and Chemistry, works as a business payment officer at FEXCO.
She thanked the government for its plan to draft a Volatile Substance Abuse Decree that would help the nation tackle the issue of children abusing illegal substances.
"But we need to work together, the State will need our support to enforce these laws and it is our duty to ensure that we put a stop to the abuse of these illegal substances," Ms Wesley said.
Her favourites are fish, orange juice, playing touch rugby and sporting activities.