Aug. 13 article “Sakai bust puts spotlight on narcotics evil” prompts the question: Is the stimulant (kakuseizai) that actress and pop star Noriko Sakai may have inhaled equivalent to heroin and other hard drugs? The answer is obvious.
Caffeine is also a stimulant and addictive as well, yet millions imbibe coffee to kick-start their day. It isn’t illegal because a nation of salaried workers and commuters would be at a loss without the brew.
Why aren’t nicotine-loaded, addictive cigarettes illegal? After all, they’re responsible for causing heart disease, cancer, medical bills and death. But they’re not “evil” because millions puff on them. How about some consistency?
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