An interesting piece by Kevin Libin. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
Kevin Libin: Doctors favour junkies over smokers
Kevin Libin Oct 14, 2011 – 8:21 AM ET |
Smokers should be so lucky as to have the political influence that heroin junkies clearly enjoy. When the Canadian government was pursuing its court challenge against Vancouver’s Insite safe injection clinic for heroin users—which it recently lost at the Supreme Court—dozens of doctors and scientists rose up to protest. Stephen Hwang, a top researcher at the University of Toronto, called the government’s hostility to Insite “an alarming example of a recent trend towards the increased politicization of science.”