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The long shadow line: History and the war on drugs

It is fair to say that the global drug war began 400 years ago this autumn, when a man named John Rolfe obtained tobacco seeds tobacco policefrom the Caribbean.

From Vogue model to crack addict

A FORMER model told yesterday how she was plucked from council estate obscurity to catwalk glamour - and ended up with a deanna-ashby£600-a-day drug habit.

Australia’s new drug survey report

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey Report drugs2010, which indicates the behaviour and attitudes of Australians to drug use, shows reductions in daily tobacco smoking, a range of mixed findings on alcohol and an overall rise in illicit drug use.

Cannabis a ‘gateway’ to drug use

SMOKING cannabis daily sets users up for a lifetime of multiple drug use, a major study has found.

Chantix Raises Heart Attack Risk: Study

A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers.

Nicotine and cocaine leave similar mark on brain after first contact

The effects of nicotine upon brain regions involved in addiction mirror those of cocaine, according to new neuroscience research.

In Japan, Pfizer Is Short of Drug to Help Smokers

TOKYO — When the Japanese government raised the tax on cigarettes on Oct. 1, it could have started a public health revolution in Smoke in Japanthis land of heavy smokers.

Drug may prevent lung cancer, US study finds

WASHINGTON, - A drug approved to treat a range of conditions may also work to prevent lung cancer in people who have given up smoking, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

War on drugs 40 years on

First announced by President Nixon in 1969, the war on drugs’ forty-year old effort of aggressive criminalization, interdiction and eradication has left a high body-count, and the United States with the highest prison population in the world. Now there are signs of a dramatic policy shift. Could the war on drugs be coming to an end? (Click on photo for full story).
First announced by President Nixon in 1969, the war on drugs’ forty-year old effort of aggressive criminalization, interdiction and eradication has left a high body-count.