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The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on June 26 to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. The theme for 2018 is: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”. It is ..
Topics: Cannabis • Drug abuse in Hong Kong • Drug control law • Drug policy • Health • Illegal drug trade • Illicit drug use in Australia • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking • Prohibition of drugs • Public policy • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The Parliament of Canada has passed a landmark law that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act (or Bill C-45) passed its final hurdle on June 20 in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold. Canadians will be able ..
Andhra Pradesh to become first Indian state to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection
Andhra Pradesh will become the first Indian state to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection. The move will be enforced from the World Hepatitis Day (WHD-2018) when the state government will declare itself as “Safety Injection Use State”. The initiative will ensure one injection will be given from one syringe by ..
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • Drug paraphernalia • Epidemiology • Health • Hepatitis • Infection control • Infectious diseases • Injection • Medical equipment • Medical specialties • Medicine • RTT • Syringe
The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on June 1 to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. Interestingly, this is an event which ..
The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31 to highlight health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The 2018 focus is “Tobacco and Heart Disease” to emphasize impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people across the globe. The ..
Topics: Cardiovascular disease • Habits • Health • Health effects of tobacco • Human behavior • Passive smoking • Smoking • Tobacco • Tobacco control • World Health Organization • World No Tobacco Day