Fact-checkers say the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a federal grant to address drug-associated risks by creating local programs which in some cases includes “safe smoking kits.
A federal “harm reduction” grant to prevent injury and death among people addicted to drugs includes, among other things, “safe smoking kits.” The kits would not include pipes, and as a whole cost far less than $30 million.
Following outrage on the political right, the Biden administration said a grant program to help prevent additional harm to people who use illicit drugs will not pay for safer pipes to smoke crack or meth.
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Eca is writing This is wrong. We statistically and factually KNOW from studies completed in other countries that we can save lives by providing clean, safe sites and tools for users. This is just them saying that addicts lives are valued lesser than others.
Geek_News Look at the needle exchange program! Not only is IV drug use going through the roof so is the risk to public health from these addicts leaving needles everywhere! Try spending that money on drug prevention programs rather than further enablement.