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This balanced view of drug abuse, from Shen Nung to Jimi Hendrix and from Coca Cola to STP, at $2.31 a pound, costs 150 000 times less than heroin and cocaine, 25 times less than marijuana, 7 times less than sedatives, and twice as much as coffee. Passages as entertaining and highly charged as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test separate quotations from the Annals of Internal Medicine and The Village Voice.
The space devoted to tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, and other sedatives is one-third that given opiates, reflecting the amount of objective studies rather than the public health problems of each.
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Licit and Illicit Drugs. The Consumers Union Report on Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Inhalants, Hallucinogens, and Marijuana—Including Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:924. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-924_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):924.
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