Unwinnable war

For Neil McKeganey (Perspective, 16 January), the success of UK legislation in making ­cigarette smoking socially unacceptable means we must continue to support Richard Nixon’s “war on drugs”. But there is a clear parallel between the failure of prohibition legislation to tackle US problems with alcohol in the 1920s and 1930s and its failure with ­narcotics today.




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