1. Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
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  2. Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.
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  3. 1 in 40
    people in Scotland uses cocaine, the highest rate in the world.
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  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.
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  5. More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.
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  6. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
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  7. The price of cocaine went down by 51% in Europe since 1990.
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  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.
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  9. Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.
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  10. Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft, McDonald's, and Kellogg's combined.
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  11. Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2,400%.
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  12. In the US today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
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  13. Caffeine is made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. The same as cocaine, thalidomide, nylon, TNT, and heroin.
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  14. Refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
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  15. 92% of public baby changing tables tested in the UK carried traces of cocaine.
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  16. In London in 1916, Harrods was selling a kit described as "A Welcome Present for Friends at the Front" containing cocaine, morphine, syringes and needles.
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  17. Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
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  18. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60,000-words-long "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" during a six-day cocaine high.
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  19. Cocaine raises dopamine levels by 250%, compared to 100% from sex and 50% from food.
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  20. Writer Stephen King was addicted to cocaine between 1979 and 1987 and used it to create a buzz to write.
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  21. While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie, they had a budget for cocaine.
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  22. The Incas revered the coca plant as being sacred or magical.
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  23. In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
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  24. Other names for Cocaine are
    nose candy, white lady,
    stardust and Charlie.
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  25. While less than 5 percent of the
    world's population lives in the U.S.,
    they consume almost 37%
    of the world's cocaine.
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  26. "Under Pressure" was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.
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  27. In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
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  28. Cocaine has a small number of accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery.
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  29. In 1961, the international Convention on Narcotic Drugs has required countries to make recreational use of cocaine a criminal offence.
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  30. Steven Tyler, Aerosmith's frontman, claims that he spent at least US$5 million on cocaine in the 1970s and 80s.
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  31. A gram of cocaine costs
    €207 in Australia
    but just €9 in Brazil.
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  32. Between 14 and 21 million people use Cocaine each year.
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  33. A cocaine addict's heart can beat for 25 minutes outside their body.
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  34. Traces of nicotine and cocaine were found in Egyptian mummies.
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  35. Police in Chile arrested in 2009 a woman bound for Spain who was carrying suitcases made from (rather than filled with) 20 kilos (44lb) of cocaine.
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  36. Carrier pigeons are regularly used to smuggle drugs across borders and into prisons. A single pigeon can carry over $3000 of cocaine.
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  37. Research has found that fathers who use cocaine prior to conceiving a child have sons who struggle to make new memories.
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