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Afghans Hungry for Viagra...

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Ishmael, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Ishmael

    Ishmael JF-Expert Member

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    Afghanistan's reputation as a haven for drug smugglers is well known.

    But while it is normally opium and its derivative substances that grab all the headlines, it seems that a little blue pill is now causing the authorities serious concern.

    Viagra, a well-known erectile dysfunction drug, has long been in demand in the country.

    Such is its popularity the CIA has in the past been known to use the medicament as an enticement for tribal leaders to pass on information about Taliban movements.

    Now, however, it seems the little love philter is so prevalent it has become a major headache for the government in Kabul.


    The Afghan Health Ministry has recently issued warnings about the potentially dangerous nonprescription use of Viagra.

    According to the BBC, up to 2 million pills can be legally imported into Afghanistan each year, but ministry officials believe at least 4 million pills are being consumed nationwide.

    Indeed, given the notoriously porous nature of Afghanistan's borders, some believe that the number of tablets that are flooding into the country could be even higher.

    As Afghanistan only has an estimated male population of 9 million, it seems that demand for Viagra is exceedingly high.

    Why Afghan men appear to have such a pressing need for the aphrodisiac has been the source of some speculation.

    One BBC correspondent suggested that 34 years of almost continuous war in the country could be one of the causes. It's well known that residing in conflict zones can give rise to a whole host of psychological problems, which can have a concomitant impact on sexual performance.

    Some have also pointed to the fact that Afghan men can have as many as four, often younger, wives at any given time. It's little wonder, therefore, that the little blue diamonds might help maintain domestic harmony in many households.

    Whatever the reasons for its popularity, it seems the Afghan Health Ministry's warnings about Viagra have so far fallen on deaf ears.

    When a reporter from the BBC's Dari Service visited an open-air market in Kabul, he found that merchants were still doing a very brisk trade in the tablets.Afghan Authorities Stop Going Soft On Viagra
     
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    Effects ya moshi wa mabomu waliyolishwa na US & NATO...
     
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