Pubdate: Mon, 06 May 2002
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 The Vancouver Sun
Authors: Alan Randell, Eleanor Randell


Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall is mistaken if he thinks 
implementing various harm reduction strategies will have more than a 
marginal effect on the health of drug users (Letters, April 30). For one 
thing, young users will still be forced to start out using adulterated 
drugs until they become sick enough to avail themselves of the limited 
resources of our health-care system.

If harm reduction is all its supporters say it is, why don't we ban alcohol 
and tobacco and implement safe injection sites and doctor-prescribing 
strategies for those drugs too?

The only way to reduce the harm and heartbreak of illegal drugs is to 
legalize them.

Alan and Eleanor Randell

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