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  1. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671692/letters
  2. Talkback

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abuse proposals? I refer to the letter by May Yuen (Talkback, December 30) and I agree with her on the matter of compulsory drug testing in schools. I think this proposed measure, if implemented, could help schools, parents and the police identify potential drug abusers. Students who tested positive for illicit drugs could then be helped with follow-up action in an effort to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665688/talkback
  3. school news

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the contestants and the audience realised the school's determination to fight drug abuse. The biggest winner of the day was Lam Chun-sing of Form 7A. The winner of four prizes said: 'I am ... University, on December 6. The event had a new message- say no to drugs. Law Tak-fai, the school's social worker and the event's production director, said: 'The Music Day has provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703980/school-news
  4. Abuse of power

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer It is encouraging to see our officials at least paying lip-service to the environmental cause. As Earth Hour (on Saturday, at 8.30pm in Hong Kong) approaches, WWF is trying to convince 1 billion people to go without lighting for an hour- ' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674188/abuse-power
  5. Talkback

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... small. We must appreciate that every drop counts. Yung Ka-shuen, Tsuen Wan What do you think of the drug abuse proposals? A year-long study by the taskforce on youth drug abuse has found a sharp rise in the number of illicit young drug users. It is important for the government to introduce an early intervention strategy to try to curb the use of these harmful drugs by young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660291/talkback
  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I reckon 20 hours per week is more than enough. Nigel Lam, Kowloon Tong Get the dealers Surveys show that the trend of youth drug abuse is increasing. This would indicate that the government's ... but they do not get to the root of the problem. Rather than concentrating on the problem of abuse in schools, the government should be allocating more resources to curb drug smuggling. If the quantity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710930/letters
  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Connell, Stanley What do you think of the drug-abuse proposals? In recent years, the drug problem in Hong Kong, especially among teenagers, has worsened. We keep reading news reports about young ... workers' are forced to venture. Nobody disputes that nicotine is an addictive drug and smoking kills, but like it or not, hundreds of millions of people worldwide still choose to smoke. Governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664140/talkback
  8. Talkback

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they have no powers. Therefore, more manpower should be allocated to enforce the law. Frederic Lam Hei-wai, Kwun Tong What do you think of the drug-testing system? I support the government's decision to start random drug testing as part of its efforts to deal with the drug abuse problem among teenagers, which is getting worse. It is not just that drugs are dangerous, but taking them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689411/talkback
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665403/letters
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717248/letters

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