Nancy Reagan (1921-) was an American first lady (1981-1989), the wife of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, and actress, noted for her efforts to discourage drug use by American youths.
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In 1988, as part of her "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, Nancy Reagan became the first American First Lady to address the United Nations General Assembly, where she lobbied for stricter international drug trafficking laws.
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