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Letter to my MP about Drugs and Censorship ▻

Letter to my MP about Drugs and Censorship

In article <4mcopn$co0@loki.brunel.ac.uk>,
Alan J Holmes <Alan.Holmes@brunel.ac.uk> wrote:
>Ser Olmy <simon@timeslip.zynet.co.uk> wrote:
>>Really?  I find [taking ecstasy every week] has wonderful consequences!
>
>So did tobacco users when it was first introduced, now thousands
>are dying from foul diseases caused by tobacco.

This is not a very useful analogy, since all the deleterious effects of
smoking are caused by the smoke and tar, and not the drug itself.  If
nicotine were prepared in the lab and taken in pill form (as ecstasy is)
then it would be about as harmful as caffeine.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin   | "Python is an object-oriented language that can
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Cambridge, UK | that can orient objects. :-)" -- Larry Wall

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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.politics.drugs
Subject: Re: Letter to my MP about Drugs and Censorship (long)
Date: 7 May 1996 11:43:35 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <4mnd17$k81@wave.news.pipex.net>
References: <315551e0.9017177@news.demon.co.uk>
  <4jp2n5$2ug@gerry.cc.keele.ac.uk> <4juu19$rit@sol.zynet.net>
  <4mcopn$co0@loki.brunel.ac.uk>

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