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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 ...

  2. Talkback

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

    ... not convinced that compulsory drug tests in schools will solve the problem of drug abuse among teenagers. I do not even think they would work. If students test positive in a school then that school may ... 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, ...

  3. 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 ... would not catch students who take drugs but do so outside school. Also, it is easy now to cross the border to the mainland. It is easy for teenagers to go to the mainland to take drugs. It only ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug tests must be implemented Many drug abusers had their first experience of narcotics in school. Therefore, although it is flawed, I support the drug test scheme in schools, and I would like to see it implemented as soon as possible. I feel that teenagers who start to take drugs do so mostly out of curiosity or through peer pressure. Their are risking their lives and so random tests ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letters

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

    ... 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 to students who do not take drugs, as they might also be forced to take a test. I do not believe this is an effective way to prevent teenagers from taking drugs. The money that would need to be spent ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experienced by many teenagers in Hong Kong. We read reports of drug abuse and even of students committing suicide. I am sure many of us are shocked by such stories and then we gradually forget about ... matter cuts red tape Instead of chastising ministerial deputy Greg So Kam-leung for his alleged abuse of authority [for supplying his government name card as proof of income when renewing his ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'Asia's world city.' Does anyone else have a better explanation for this conundrum? Beatriz Taylor, Cheung Chau Target dealers The government is trying hard to tackle the problem of teenage drug abuse. One of the most recent suggestions was to ban under-16s from internet cafes. Such a policy, if adopted, would be completely futile. The fact is that most young people get ...

  10. Letters

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

    ... debate on the problem of drug abuse in Hong Kong. Having tougher laws and drug tests are not suitable policies to adopt. I think the most important factor in the fight against drugs is education. Teenagers and adults get hooked on illicit drugs, and the government should focus on both groups. Some adults start because they are under pressure to earn a living. There should be more ...




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