Kofi Annan Der spiegel transposition

DRUGS

Scientific evidence and our concern for health and human rights must shape drug policy. This means making sure that fewer people die from drug overdoses and that small-time offenders do not end up in jail where their drug problems get worse. It is time for a smarter, health-based approach to drug policy.

It is time for countries, such as Germany, which have adopted better policies at home, to strongly advocate for policy change abroad. The United Nations General Assembly special session on the world drug problem would be a good place to start.

SAME TEXT APPLIED TO THR

Scientific evidence and our concern for health and human rights must shape tobacco policy. This means making sure that fewer people die from smoking and that smokers get access to and information on less harmful alternatives to cigarettes. It is time for a smarter, health-based approach to tobacco policy. 

It is time for countries, such as Sweden, UK, USA and France, which all have consumer driven but unrecognized, better practices already in place at home, to strongly advocate for policy change at home and abroad. The United Nations General Assembly special session on the world drug problem would be a good place to start.

Original link to article found here:

Lift the Ban! Kofi Annan on Why It’s Time To Legalize Drugs

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/kofi-annan-on-why-drug-bans-are-ineffective-a-1078402.html

 

 

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