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Legalising drugs reduces both crime and addiction

Smoking is widely seen as unhealthy and unglamorous (Photo: PA)

The war on drugs hasn’t worked. Cigarette smoking, on the other hand, has declined steadily since the Second World War

Pete Doherty leaving a magistrates court earlier this year (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

He must be the despair of all who care about him

Children hold up a photo of their father, Fernando Quisar, one of 27 farmers massacred by a drugs cartel in May (CNS photo/Rodrigo Arias, Reuters)

Decriminalising drugs will put the country’s deadly cartels out of business