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Should Crack Addicts Be Given Free Crack Pipes?

Posted by familydynamics on January 7, 2008

The Vancouver Island Health Authority and its sister agency on the mainland will be offering drug users free surgical tubes sterilized and fitted to plug into the inhaling end of an addict’s crack pipe.

Health authorities speculate that, if popular, the program could reduce the risk of spreading such blood-borne diseases as hepatitis C, which they say currently costs B.C. citizens from $71 million to $143 million a year to treat.

Do you think this is a good idea or will it just add to the problem?

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