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26th February 2015
Alcohol is much more deadly than cannabis, a study has found. Scientists compared a wide range of drugs using calculations based on known lethal doses of the substances and the amount a typical person used. They found that for individual exposure, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and heroin all fell into a category of lethality classified as "high risk". Other drugs including amphetamine, methadone and MDMA (ecstasy) fell into the "risk" category, but active cannabis ingredient THC was not considered even this harmful. At the population level, only alcohol fell into the "high risk" bracket while cigarette smoking was placed in the "risk" group.
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26th February 2015
Central Auckland is the place to quit smoking, according to new data that lists Waitemata District Health Board as the top performing DHB in the country in terms of giving up the smokes. The latest quarterly results for health targets show 100 per cent of smokers were offered advice or support on quitting. Waitemata DHB also increased its performance on the shorter stays in emergency departments target to 97 per cent, the results show. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the target results show Waitemata DHB was making good overall progress.
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2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available

The 2013 Resource Catalogue is now available. Download your copy here or get in touch by email and we'll send you a copy. Ordering resources is easy. Either, fax your order using the order form sent with the 2013 Catalogue, or email your requirements to and it will be actioned the same day.  The Foundation continues to distribute a wide range of resources to New Zealand secondary schools.   Clearly FADE's resources are well used and meet the demands of the New Zealand curriculum. Get in touch if you need any help at all.


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