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  1. Comment - Letters

    All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by LETTERS

    ... All citizens can work towards a healthy drug-free Hong Kong The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen global efforts towards a society free of drug abuse. Today, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing war that is being fought around the world on illicit drug use and trafficking. It also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1543927/all-citizens-can-work-towards-healthy-drug-free-hong-kong
  2. Comment - Letters

    Early identification of drug abuse is so important

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ... Early identification of abuse is crucial in war against illegal drugs The Action Committee Against Narcotics launched the public consultation on the Rescue drug-testing scheme in September. It hopes the scheme [extending police powers for drug testing] will enhance early identification of drug abusers. At present, individuals may have had a long history of abuse before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1419469/early-identification-drug-abuse-so-important
  3. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:23pm by WU NAN

    ... for the suspected crime of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs," which carries a maximum prison term of three years if a suspect is convicted. LATEST: Jackie Chan's son Jaycee ... – including mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwanese actors – who have been arrested in Beijing’s widening campaign targeting celebrity drug abuse over the last few years.  Chan,  the son of Jackie Chan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576112/jackie-chans-son-jaycee-arrested-beijing-drug-bust-taiwanese
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the effectiveness of treatment is a worthy objective. Unfortunately it is not that simple, as a government advisory body has found. Since drug abuse on its own is self-harm, it is not to be compared ... of drug abuse, especially among people under 21, the committee advocated the scheme because it believed there had been a rise in drug abuse at home which was easier to hide. The consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  5. Comment - Letters

    Drug abusers need early screening

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:43am

    ... Drug abusers need early screening for their sake and ours I refer to your editorial, (" Drug testing plans need full debate " October 15). First and foremost, contrary to your ... drug abusers with serious, even irreversible, health problems raise questions about whether, as a community, we should consider an additional measure to identify those with drug problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1334622/drug-abusers-need-early-screening
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Millionaire Gigi Jordan on trial for killing autistic son in New York

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Mum on trial for killing autistic son A multimillionaire mother killed her autistic eight-year-old son by forcing painkillers and other drugs down his throat ... at the defence table as jurors heard the beginning of competing versions of a story her lawyers say she yearns to tell. Her son, Jude Mirra, was found dead of a drug overdose and Jordan was found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590299/millionaire-gigi-jordan-trial-killing-autistic-son-new-york
  7. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Former players file lawsuit against NFL over painkiller abuse

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:25pm by APSPT

    ... abuse Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game, but led to serious complications later in life. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages on behalf of more than 500 former athletes, charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1517350/former-players-file-lawsuit-against-nfl-over-painkiller-abuse
  8. Comment - Letters

    Trying to curb hidden drug abuse

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... Scheme needed as hidden drug abuse problem gets worse It has been over a month since the Action Committee Against Narcotics (Acan) launched the public consultation exercise on the RESCUE Drug Testing Scheme (RDT). I want to address a few frequently asked questions. First, some people believe drug abuse is not much different from alcoholism or addictive gambling, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1346890/trying-curb-hidden-drug-abuse
  9. We must take a new route on drug-driving

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the rules and laws are needed following a spate of arrests of drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs. The government should respond as a matter of urgency; we must not wait ... bureau this week repeated it, that the issue is complex. This is true. But no matter how complicated it may be, ways have to be quickly found to keep drugged drivers off our roads. It is, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704783/we-must-take-new-route-drug-driving
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Entertainers pressured to support Xi Jinping's crackdown on 'social ills'

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Cary Huang

    ... a significant war against drugs. In a written statement released on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Xi called for "forceful action to wipe out drugs ... of the campaign. At least 11 Chinese celebrities from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong have been detained for drug-related offences. Among the latest are superstar Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580092/entertainers-pressured-support-xi-jinpings-crackdown-social

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