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

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…


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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