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Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack when the overall dangers to the individual and society are considered, according to a study in the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former government chief drugs adviser who was sacked in 2009. It ranked 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society. Heroin, crack and crystal meth were deemed worst for individuals, with alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine worst for society, and alcohol worst overall. <...> tobacco and cocaine were judged to be equally harmful, while ecstasy and LSD were among the least damaging.

Имеется в виду статья "Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis" (находится в бесплатном доступе на сайте "The Lancet", надо только зарегистрироваться).

© Elsevier Limited (The Lancet)

© Elsevier Limited (The Lancet)

© Elsevier Limited (The Lancet)

Из заключения:

Limitations of this approach include the fact that we scored only harms. All drugs have some benefits to the user, at least initially, otherwise they would not be used, but this effect might attenuate over time with tolerance and withdrawal. Some drugs such as alcohol and tobacco have commercial benefits to society in terms of providing work and tax, which to some extent offset the harms and, although less easy to measure, is also true of production and dealing in illegal drugs. Many of the harms of drugs are affected by their availability and legal status, which varies across countries, so our results are not necessarily applicable to countries with very different legal and cultural attitudes to drugs. Ideally, a model needs to distinguish between the harms resulting directly from drug use and those resulting from the control system for that drug.

Кстати, поганки на даче, как обычно, уродились...
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