Warning over online ‘smart drugs’ that can kill:
The report entitled Human Enhancement Drugs – The Emerging Challenges to Public Health charts unprecedented growth over the past few years in the usage of such drugs, sourced from a vast and illicit market.
Many users do not fit the stereotype druggy and come from respectable background but believe ordinary characteristics need improving.
Professor Mark Bellis, co-author and Director of the North West Public Health Observatory and Centre for Public Health, said: “We are seeing a redefinition of what health means. For many, the consequences of a natural ageing process are no longer acceptable.
“For other perfectly healthy people, they feel their strength, intelligence or looks still require treatment.