New York City unveils new vending machines with drug pipes, Narcan, and ‘safer sniffing’ kits

New York City has finally unveiled a vending machine full of affordable drug paraphernalia.

Located on the corner of Decatur Street and Broadway in Brooklyn, residents of the Big Apple now have safe sex kits, naloxone, or Narcan, used to treat opioid drug overdoses, and an array of drug paraphernalia aimed at drug consumption. is available. “More secure.”

And it’s all free. That’s right, the big blue dispenser. the city calls New York City taxpayers donated $11,000 to Public Health Vending Machines. per machineNew York Post report.

The machines are located in the most drug-dense areas of the city. Among the drug paraphernalia currently available for free are “safer smoking” kits, including smoking pipes and mouthpieces suitable for crack cocaine and stimulants, and lip balm. Users can also get drug test strips and “safe sniff” kits that detect fentanyl.

Feminine hygiene products and first aid kits are also available. Users can get the product just by entering the zip code.

According to the New York Post, the first vending machines didn’t have syringes. But future vending machines may incorporate them to make intravenous drug use “safer.”

City Health Commissioner Dr Ashwin Vasan said in a statement:

Our city is in the midst of an overdose crisis, robbing a fellow New Yorker every three hours, and the leading cause of New York City’s declining life expectancy. But we will continue to fight to keep our neighbors and loved ones alive with care, compassion and action. Sanitation vending machines are an innovative way to meet people where they are and get access to life-saving tools like naloxone. We will do everything in our power to reverse the trend of opioid-related deaths in our city.

Currently, only 4 vending machines are scheduled to be installed. But Vasan said he hopes the city will get more funding.

“We are very optimistic that this could expand beyond four,” said Gossamyst. report.

“This is not the end of our fight. This is just one more arrow in our quiver, and we need more in our quiver to meet this ever-growing crisis. he added. “So we want this to be expanded as widely as possible so that it can be used everywhere.”

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