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  1. Around Macau

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug body A committee headed by the culture minister will be set up to fight drug abuse. The committee will consist of top officials from at least 10 government departments, ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... signal to the drug addicts, that drug abuse is not that serious. Also, without the participation of the police, it will be much more difficult to track down drug suppliers. This will mean ... Although some may think that those who refuse to have the test are drug abusers, they are entitled to stand up for their rights. Minors should be entitled to decide what they want and do not want ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Electrical and mechanical services officials should take note of this fact. H. C. Bee, Kowloon Tong What do you think of the drug abuse proposals? I am against the idea of compulsory testing to curb drug abuse by young people. Police or other relevant officials will pick out suspects based on their own prejudices. I feel this could lead to youngsters from less well-off backgrounds being ...

  4. letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and there are differing views on whether this is good or bad. Idols can be good role models for teens, but they might also have some bad habits, such as smoking or drug abuse. It is up to the celebrities to send ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... So, assistant director (operations), Office of the Telecommunications Authority Drug test in schools flawed Supporters of the drug test scheme to be implemented in schools in Tai Po hope that it will stem the rising tide of drug abuse by teenagers. Such drug testing is routine in the US, but it is not so straightforward in Hong Kong. The scheme has been introduced too quickly ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congestion. I think it is good that our new elected politicians understand these problems. Sally Ho, Wan Chai Drug test is not the answer There have been calls for compulsory drug tests in schools, but I do not think that will solve the problem of youth drug abuse. Students who know that they might fail the test if they have taken drugs can stay at home. Also the scheme would be unfair ...

  7. Wise decision to heed HK's wish

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of addictive drugs. The constant stream of drug abusers buying tobacco is a form of 'viral' marketing to children- whereby you teach them that taking addictive drugs that make you sick ... the best-quality information. As a series of islands Hong Kong is vulnerable to such natural phenomena, but must look beyond an island mindset to address the problem. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED MTR drug ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug use can be curbed by giving young people something to do The taskforce on youth drug abuse has proposed introducing legislation allowing compulsory testing of people suspected of drug taking ('Support sought on drug testing', November 12). Everyone who has led a less than exemplary lifestyle in their younger years, and there are lots of us around, can tell ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... we've never met before. And, no, Mr Wergin, I never get sick. Keith McNab, Wan Chai Increase wages I used to think that education within the family was the best way to prevent teenage drug abuse. But this cannot be effective if parents are not good role models, especially if there are domestic problems. There may even be families where the parents are drug users. I do not deny ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny Yu, Tseung Kwan O How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? There is no doubt that teens talking to teens is an effective strategy for educating adolescents about the challenges they face growing up, such as drugs, sexuality and eating disorders. That is why the Kely Support Group organises peer support programmes in many forms, such as peer talks, as well as peer counselling ...




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