addiction

In England cigarette smoking is responsible for an estimated 81,700 deaths per year, in other words, 223 people a day – or nine people an hour – die from their smoking ‘habit’. An estimated 36 per cent of all respiratory disease deaths, 29 per cent of cancer deaths and 14...

In 2011 eight US soldiers in Afghanistan died of heroin overdoses. Widespread opiate use has become a major concern for soldiers fighting overseas, with drug-related offences steadily rising during the last five years, and over 11,000 incidents reported in 2011 alone (‘US...