Afghan opium the most lethal drug worldwide, U.N. says

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-139-afghan-opium-the-most-lethal-drug-worldwide-un-says.html

The main thrust of the page:

Afghan opium kills more people every year than any other drug on the planet, claiming up to 100,000 lives annually, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday…” and

We need to go back to the dramatic opium addiction in China a century ago to find comparable statistics.

interesting challenge, I thought. What WERE the statistics one hundred years ago. How many people were dying as a result of drug abuse before the War on Drugs really got going? You’re not going to believe the answer…

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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