If The Media Class Was As Down On Illicit Drugs As It Was On Legal Tobacco

Posted on Thu 10/01/2015 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Australia has one of the lowest rates of smoking in the world, thanks in large part to the cultural campaign against tobacco:


Yet Australia has one of the highest rates of illicit drug use in the world:

Australia has some of the world’s highest rates of illicit drug use per capita, ranking first for ecstasy, second for opioids, third for amphetamines, fourth for cocaine and seventh for cannabis, according to the UN report.

Culture counts. Tobacco has been uncool for years in the media, but the media messaging on everything else is mixed at best. And, of course, we don’t get dumb harm minimisation messages with tobacco.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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