As I was listening to a radio, they have a program where the DJ asks the listener about legality of alcohol & herione: Should alcohol be banned like the heroine? As the conversation progresses, it seems that the issue is about the number of deaths caused by two, you know drunk driving and drug influenced violence.
However, there's only one conversation that catched my attention & interest. The conversation goes like this (I'm paraphrasing):
Caller: "I believe that alcohol is not worst than heroine, because the deaths related to alcohol is not comparable to that of heroine."
DJ: "According to our statistics, there are more deaths caused by drunk drivers than heroine."
Caller: "I don't believe that... why though?"
DJ: "Simply 'coz that's the fact."
Caller: "I just can't believe it. I believe that heroine is more harmful than alcohol..."
DJ: "Are we changing things, ma'am?"
Basically, that's how the conversation goes. Anyways, it's not that I'm siding to the caller's point of view but all I wanna say is the DJ could've made a more convincing answer not just bluntly saying it's a fact or according to statistics. Plus, should the alcohol be banned because the number of death caused by drunk driving is seems to be higher than of the heroine or any other illegal substances?
In my humble opinion, both are harmful if abused. Maybe the question that we have to consider is, Why would you abuse either alcohol or drugs?
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