Can The Hong Kong Government stop young people from using illegal drugs? Starting this month, students in Taipo are undergoing random testing in schools. But only if they give consent - the programme is voluntary. Critics and supporters alike have little faith a voluntary scheme will be effective in reducing the prevalence of youth drug abuse. Perhaps around the corner though is compulsory drug testing, anywhere in Hong Kong that someone is found to be 'reasonably suspected' of having used drugs. That's only a recomendation from a task force report right now, but it has not been dismissed, and may be put to the public later this year as part of a consultation on steps to curb drug use.
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