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Tobacco and alcohol should be classed as dangerous drugs

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7562.275 (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:275
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Tobacco and alcohol should be rated as potentially more harmful drugs than illegal substances such as ecstasy and lysergide (LSD), says an influential report from MPs.


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    The public should recognise the relative dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco

    Credit: MARTIN PARR/MAGNUM PHOTOS

    The parliamentary science and technology committee wants a major overhaul in the United Kingdom's ABC classification system for categorising drugs.

    The committee, which published its report into the classification of drugs last week, said that the current classification system was not …

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