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17/06/1971 President Nixon Declares Drug Abuse "Public Enemy Number One"

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President Nixon Declares Drug Abuse "Public Enemy Number One"

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Richard Nixon's Drug War

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Ron Paul on Nixon's drug war

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1972 Nixon declares victory in drug war

The term was popularized by the media shortly after a press conference given by President Richard Nixon—the day after publication of a special message from President Nixon to the Congress on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control—during which he declared drug abuse "public enemy number one".