Europeans and drugs
One quarter of persons living in the EU smoke tobacco, and one in every five is passively exposed to tobacco smoke, says new Eurostat report
Russia fielded a diminished Olympic team at Rio 2016, and its Paralympic team was excluded entirely, after findings of widespread, state-orchestrated doping.
The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.
Residents of Copenhagen’s so-called free town of Christiania began tearing down stalls selling cannabis.
The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government. Ten million lives a year and a
Germany is to legalise "cannabis":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis for medical purposes early next year, according to health minister Hermann Gröhe.
Europeans spend more than 24 billion euros a year on illicit drugs, according to a new report published on Tuesday. The joint EU-Europol study found
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Police in Romania have made the country’s record seizure of heroin, recovering 333 kilograms of the drug with an estimated street value of over 40
Police in Berlin say they have found the German capital’s biggest ever stash of crystal meth. Some 4.5 kg of metamphetamine, with an estimated
More than 150 people have been taken to hospital in southern Poland with the symptoms of drug poisoning after taking a substance called ‘Strongman’
Marijuana is still the most-used drug in Europe, according to a new EU report released on Thursday. Seventy-nine million Europeans have tried it at
The pharmaceutical companies Merck and Pfizer have signed a deal to develop and market immunology drugs that target cancer. The two are developing
French authorities have detained a police officer suspected of stealing around 52 kg of cocaine. The drugs, with an estimated worth of 2 million
Confusion and mystery at 36 Quai des Orfèvres, the legendary headquarters of the Paris police. The French capital has been rocked with the news
The north-western state of Washington in the United States may have legalized the sale of marijuana on Tuesday but for many of those hoping to
Europe’s drugs agency has poured cold water on the alleged cannibalistic effects of new stimulant MDPV – linked to nearly a hundred
Italy, Latvia and the United Kingdom are among Europe’s worst for long-term drug use, according to a new study. One-in-ten adults in Italy are
Uruguay’s president has been answering his critics over state-sanctioned marijuana sales, a move aimed at undermining drug trafficking in the
The FBI has been giving more details of an alleged global mafia heroin and cocaine trafficking ring as suspects in New York were led away to
Drink driving used to be the big menace at Christmas but as Spanish traffic police have found, the use of drugs at the wheel is fast becoming an
The World Health Organization has issued a correction regarding what it calls an “error” in one of its reports that suggested Greek people were
The Spanish government has recently released a new smartphone and tablet app said to be the first of its kind. It is designed to help users determine
In her latest eyebrow-raising stunt, Miley Cyrus lit what may have been a cannabis joint on stage at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in
It was the magic number that the assembled experts at the World Bank impressed most: 72%. That is the follow-up success rate for drug addicts who
Decriminalising and taxing cannabis in the United Kingdom could raise tax revenue between £400 million (468m euros) and £900 million (1.05 billion
"If you can not beat it...Join It! Like prostitution, whether you like it or not, it will be there, so better to legalize and control!"...
A study finds that the prices of illegal drugs have generally declined, while their purity has increased over the past twenty years...
Most commonly used drugs The most common drug among Poles is cannabis, followed by sedatives and non-prescription hypnotics (such as sleeping