8 Fun Facts About Cocaine

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Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. The drug has appeared in many movies and music videos that you watched, but how much do you know about it?


1
Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.

2
90% of US dollar bills carry traces of cocaine.

3
More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.

4
Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft, McDonald's, and Kellogg's combined.

5
The soft drink Coca-Cola originally contained an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per serving.

6
Coca leaves, the source of pure cocaine, have been chewed and ingested for thousands of years for the euphoric effects of the drug.

7
More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.

8
Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.