Drugs awareness campaign to be launched

Drugs awareness campaign to be launched

The HSE is to launch a major public awareness campaign on drugs later today.

Entitled 'Legal or illegal highs - they're anything but safe' - the campaign will focus on the dangers and risks to mental and physical health posed by such substances.

It comes ahead of new legislation that will stop head shops selling psychoactive drugs.

The number of so called 'head shops' has halved since the Government's clampdown on legal highs in May.

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