Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

A new study suggests alcohol is more harmful than heroin!
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:57 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:04 pm
Posts: 1048
Location: Ontario, Canada
A bit off topic here is an interesting article:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailycha ... _most_harm

"MOST people would agree that some drugs are worse than others: heroin is probably considered to be more dangerous than marijuana, for instance. Because governments formulate criminal and social policies based upon classifications of harm, a new study published by the Lancet on November 1st makes interesting reading. Researchers led by Professor David Nutt, a former chief drugs adviser to the British government, asked drug-harm experts to rank 20 drugs (legal and illegal) on 16 measures of harm to the user and to wider society, such as damage to health, drug dependency, economic costs and crime. Alcohol is the most harmful drug in Britain, scoring 72 out of a possible 100, far more damaging than heroin (55) or crack cocaine (54). It is the most harmful to others by a wide margin, and is ranked fourth behind heroin, crack, and methamphetamine (crystal meth) for harm to the individual. The authors point out that the model's weightings, though based on judgment, were analysed and found to be stable as large changes would be needed to change the overall rankings."

Image

_________________
Visit us at: Ontario Ticket OR OHTA OR Ontario Traffic Act OR Highway Traffic Act


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:23 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:49 pm
Posts: 1490
Location: somewhere in traffic
I think you will find that alcohol rated that high due to access to it. Nothing else in this list other then tobacco is available at the corner store, not sure how alcohol is regulated in England. That and tobacco does not intoxicate. All the rest of those do intoxicate and can be highly addictive.....interesting.

_________________
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:04 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:21 am
Posts: 2933
Location: In YOUR rearview mirror!
Reflections wrote:
I think you will find that alcohol rated that high due to access to it. .

agreed

Then can get into what they want the study to show. Rather than ask people (although experts) to rank them. It might be that these experts see people with addictions, with alcohol being the most dominant case that they see, not necessarily the most devastating.

So if they took 100 people in each category and obtained the results, what would they be? Then rank those results. I'm certain it would change.

_________________
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Defending Charge HTA 182 (2) “Disobey a Sign” A Case Study

stargezer17

1

2337

Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:05 pm

thnlegal View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Smell of alcohol, not from drinking

SmokeScreen

4

913

Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:04 pm

Off_Camber View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Open Alcohol In Car

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

Omesh

17

25357

Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:09 am

hwybear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Open Alcohol in Car

Zaroth

2

2736

Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:35 am

Squishy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. alcohol dependence - suspension... PLEASE HELP!

keith.oliver

11

1902

Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:28 pm

ricknu View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. mto medical suspension alcohol

ed t

6

5324

Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:49 pm

ricknu View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. careless driving alcohol level between 0.5-0.8 G1

Zain

11

2413

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:31 pm

4am View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Empty (alcohol) cup in taxi

jtha

4

631

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:01 am

viper1 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Open Alcohol - In The Trunk, out of reach

UnluckyDuck

5

2626

Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:57 am

UnluckyDuck View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Suspension of licence, alcohol testing - Section 48.3

admin

0

1594

Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:13 am

admin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. licence suspension for blood alcohol above .05 - Section 48

admin

0

1867

Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:22 am

admin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Open alcohol in the vehicle, driver not drinking. Help.

ejardin

1

7376

Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:52 pm

hwybear View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Web Development & Search Engine Optimization
Home | Court Listings | Ontario Traffic Ticket

Copyright 2007 - 2017 © Microtekblue Inc. Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Service. We Support phpBB All Rights Reserved.