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FIRST READING: B.C. takes a break from handing out free opioids to crack down on ‘nicotine pouches’ – Prince George Post

Feb 09, 2024

The idea of keeping the public safe by limiting their access to addictive substances is noticeably at odds with how the province approaches illicit drugs

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Barely a week after B.C. recommended ramping up the distribution of free smokeable opiods to drug addicts, the province is announcing a crackdown on non-tobacco nicotine products as they’re “addictive and harmful.”

Read More: https://www.princegeorgepost.com/opinion/b-c-takes-a-break-from-handing-out-free-opioids-to-crack-down-on-nicotine-pouches/wcm/40a3f650-3632-4a59-940d-94384f2fc3bf

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