Editorial Just zero drug deaths is a strong enough goal

In Finland, more people are already dying from drugs than from road traffic accidents, but preventing drug-related deaths is not taken seriously.

To drugs 234 people died in Finland in 2019. In the same year, 211 people died in road traffic.

Both kill in vain, often sadly early. Just to prevent another, society is working hard.

THL researchers Inari Viskari and Susanna Kailanto raised in August on his blog figures from the most recent fully completed statistics in parallel to highlight one point. In road transport, the goal is zero deaths. Drug deaths are allowed to become more common. Why?

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