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#101 aastra

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:49 AM

 

There could be the exact same problems with the exact same approach to handling this issue?

 

And in the exact same neighbourhood, too.



#102 J Billings

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:27 AM

Some good points in TC editorial today:

 

 http://www.timescolo...drugs-1.8043380

 

"We should avoid a casual attitude toward consumption of illicit drugs or a fatalistic belief that it's inevitable."


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#103 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

I wonder why tobacco smokers didn't take this tact when the "war on cigarettes" turned them into pariahs:

..."It's hard to describe how hated drug users are and how disregarded their lives were," [Livingston] says of the years when 27 per cent of injection drug users in the impoverished neighbourhood became infected..."People need to demand, and say, 'I am getting safe drugs from you. I have an opioid use disorder, it's a diagnosable illness, I'm in need of medical care and I'm guaranteed that medical care. To not give it to me is discrimination...


http://www.timescolo...licy-1.21179741

Substitute "tobacco" for "opioid" and see how much sympathy that get you these days. Why are lethal street drugs considered "sacred"? Has destigmatizing illicit drug use actually made anyone's life better or has it lead to the crisis we face today?


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#104 jonny

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:23 PM

Tobacco use didn't decline until it was stigmatized.


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#105 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:26 PM

Tobacco use didn't decline until it was stigmatized.

Exactly.


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#106 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Vancouver police seeking $700K for specialized safe drug-handling facility

 

 

 



 



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