Officials with Vancouver Coastal Health say they will hand out unused crack pipes, mouthpieces, filters and condoms in an effort to reduce the transmission of HIV and other diseases. The program will begin in October, according to the Vancouver Sun. Another goal of the program is evaluate how many crack users there are in Vancouver and to connect them with health-care workers. The program will cost $50-$60,000 to implement.

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