London: Alcohol and cigarettes are moredangerous than illegal drugs such as cannabis, LSD andecstasy, the British government`s top drugs adviser said on Thursday.
"No one is suggesting that drugs are not harmful. Thecritical question is one of scale and degree," said Nutt, thechairman of the government`s Advisory Council on the Misuse ofDrugs. He added: "We have to accept young people like toexperiment -- with drugs and other potentially harmfulactivities -- and what we should be doing in all of this is toprotect them from harm at this stage of their lives.Bureau Report
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