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Drugs ranked by their dangerousness

The always interesting blog Mind Hacks, about neuroscience and psychology, writes about a report published in todays UK newspaper The Independent. From the article:

“Medical experts analysed 20 substances for their addictive qualities, social harm and physical damage. This is the first ranking based upon scientific evidence of harm to both individuals and society. It was devised by government advisers – then ignored by ministers because of its controversial findings.”

What’s different about this report is that it lists both legal and illegal drugs. In rank order of harmfulness Alcohol (5) and Tobacco (9) are placed well before Cannabis (11), Anabolic steroids (16) and Ecstasy (18)…

A report published in todays UK newspaper The Independent rankes drugs by their dangerousness.

August 1, 2006 - Posted by | Science

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