Facts About Cocaine
1. Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
2. Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.
3. 90% of US$ bills carry traces of cocaine.
4. More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
5. More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.
6. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
7. The price of cocaine went down by 51% in Europe since 1990.
8. Cocaine can be purchased for about US$5 per gram in Colombia, while in the U.S. it sells for at least US$100.
9. Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.
10. Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft, McDonald's, and Kellogg's combined.
11. Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2,400%.
12. In the US today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
13. Caffeine is made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. The same as cocaine, thalidomide, nylon, TNT, and heroin.
14. Refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine.