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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    More teenagers caught trying to smuggle drugs into Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... and community-based approach to promote anti-drug messages among juveniles, to increase public vigilance against youth drug abuse and enhance parents' understanding of the hidden nature of drug abuse ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Customs boosts border checks amid rise in the number of youngsters caught trying to bring illegal substances into city More teenagers used to smuggle drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586115/more-teenagers-caught-trying-smuggle-drugs-hong-kong
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Celebrities, as role models, can help curb drug use. Ko was involved in an anti-drug campaign in 2012. But too often, the pressure of their jobs can also lead to abuse and addiction. Jaycee Chan- ... SCMP Editorial Fame is no excuse for taking drugs The special treatment and adulation that celebrities receive can be highly addictive. But fame can also lead to drug addiction, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577921/fame-no-excuse-taking-drugs
  4. 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
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British singer Cliff Richard denies allegations of sexual abuse

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Cliff Richard denies abuse claims after home search Veteran British singer Cliff Richard yesterday strongly denied allegations of sexual impropriety after police investigating a historic claim of abuse against a boy searched one of his properties. The 73-year-old, a pop star since the 1950s who won fame with songs such as The Young Ones and Living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573914/british-singer-cliff-richard-denies-allegations-sexual-abuse
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    ‘It’s my fault’: Jackie Chan tells of his shame at the drug arrest of son Jaycee

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... on suspicion of "providing shelter for others to abuse drugs". Police recovered more than 100 grams of marijuana from the home reportedly belonging to Jackie Chan in Beijing. Mainland media reported that Jaycee Chan admitted that he first abused drugs in the Netherlands in 2006, while Ko did it for the first time in Jaycee's home two years ago. A video of the police's raid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578063/jackie-chan-tells-shame-drug-arrest-son-jaycee-chan
  9. News - China - VIDEO GAME

    Can you find Jaycee Chan? Virtual ‘hunt’ game goes viral after drug arrest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:22am by Nectar Gan

    ... media reported that Jaycee Chan admitted that he first abused drugs in the Netherlands in 2006, while Ko did it for the first time in Jaycee's home two years ago. A "furious ... under criminal detention on suspicion of "providing shelter for others to abuse drugs". Additional reporting by Vivienne Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578326/can-you-spot-jaycee-chan-viral-video-game-leads-hunt-star-after-drug-bust
  10. 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

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