Why the Biden Administration Wants to Hand Out 'Safe Smoking' Kits

The Biden administration will provide grant funding to pay for the distribution of safe smoking kits as part of efforts to reduce harm from substance abuse over the next three years

A number of conservative news outlets reported that the administration would fund the distribution of crack pipes for drug users as part of a push to advance racial equality

Secretary Becerra clarified, "no federal funding will be used directly or through subsequent reimbursement of grantees to put pipes in safe smoking kits."

The deadline for applications was February 7, 2022—which may explain why it has been the subject of recent reports

The purpose of the program is to support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services

However, pipes can sometimes be included in safe smoking kits, according to the Associated Press (AP

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