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Critics Pan New South Dakota Anti-Drug Slogan: 'Meth. We're On It'

South Dakota's new anti-meth slogan is receiving online criticism. South Dakota's new anti-meth slogan is receiving online criticism. |  Photo: South Dakota Department of Social Services

Updated: November 18, 2019 04:16 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign featuring people of different ages and races saying “Meth. I’m on it” is prompting online guffaws.

Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday launched the nearly half-million-dollar campaign to increase awareness of South Dakota’s methamphetamine epidemic. The campaign includes a new TV ad, billboards, posters and a website .

The campaign’s motto - “Meth. We’re on it” - is superimposed over the state outline.

One Twitter user posted: “Surprising anti-meth campaign in South Dakota. With the theme ‘Meth. I'm on it,’ what could go wrong?”

Noem says South Dakota’s meth problem is “growing at an alarming rate.”

The Argus Leader reports a Minneapolis marketing agency created the campaign. South Dakota’s Department of Social Services paid the agency nearly $449,000 this fall, according to the state’s finances website.

The campain includes a website, OnMeth.com, which helps people find local resources to fight meth addition. 

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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