Canada installs first ever crack-pipe vending machines

A Canadian NGO has installed crack pipe vending machines in the city of Vancouver in a bid to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis among users. The polka-dot vending machines are operated by the Portland Hotel Society, a drug treatment centre, and dispense newly packaged crack pipes like snacks for $0.25 (13p).

Drugs scandal rocks Britain’s troubled ‘ethical’ bank

      Britain’s Co-operative Bank, which prides itself on ethical investments, has been plunged deeper into crisis after its former chairman was filmed allegedly seeking to buy drugs. Former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers — a church minister — apologised after allegations were published in the in The Mail on Sunday newspaper involving crystal…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has ‘no reason to resign’ despite police confirming they have a video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine

Allegations that the Canadian mayor had  been caught on camera puffing on a crack pipe first surfaced in May, sparking a  surveillance investigation Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair today  confirmed forensics had obtained a copy of the video and that it is ‘consistent  with what has been previously described in various media reports’  In another…

Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013)—Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of…