I’m doing my best to lift our batting average.NATIONAL WASTEWATER DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM REPORT 1, MARCH 2017
4.4: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF DRUG USE 4.4.1: STIMULANT USE When comparing stimulant use in Australia with international levels, it should be recognised that cultures have different drug preferences and availability of drugs may differ between countries. Throughout many parts of Europe amphetamine is more commonly used than methylamphetamine, while the opposite is true in Australia. Therefore, to make international comparisons, the four common stimulants were added together and expressed as doses per day per normalised population (Figure 24). Latest international data for Europe were used as reported by SCORE (2017).
Of the European countries with comparable reported data for the four common stimulants considered, Australia has the second highest total estimated consumption. As discussed above, the amphetamine detected in this study is expected to be mainly a methylamphetamine metabolite and so no Australian usage is reflected in Figure 24. Comparing these drugs individually between Australia and other countries, Australia’s ranking in Figure 24 is driven by its high methylamphetamine consumption (Figure 25a). Methylamphetamine levels are the second highest compared to the other reported countries. It is worth noting that the other countries in the world with reasonably high methylamphetamine use, in Asia and parts of the United States, are not represented here. Compared to European drug usage patterns, Australian cocaine consumption is relatively lower, while MDMA is at median levels (Figure 25b-c).
4.4.2: ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO USE Similar international comparisons can be made for alcohol and tobacco usage between Australia and other countries (Figure 26). International data have been recalculated on a consistent basis to the Australian data (i.e. based on total population rather than adult population) and converted excreted to consumed values using the excretion factors and standard doses in Table 1). Australian average consumption of alcohol (approximately 1 200 standard drinks per 1 000 people per day, i.e. on average just over 1 standard drink per person per day) and tobacco (approximately 1 400 cigarettes per 1 000 people per day, i.e. just over 1 cigarette per person per day) sit within the mid to low range of the available consumption rates reported by other countries.
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The only time I've been in a Starbucks is in Beijing and Taipei where I couldn't find a proper coffee shop. Its bloody awful - buckets of warm milk with coffee flavouring. And you can't even get a piccolo macchiato . Everybody knew they'd fail. The only people who frequent them here are teenage female Chinese students.Why Starbucks In Australia Was A Massive Failure
Tl;dr: Starbucks is gross, Aussies have refined taste
Yes, l was recently watching a youtube on why starbucks failed in Oz. They realise their mistakes and are planning to make a comeback by marketing to tourists only.The only time I've been in a Starbucks is in Beijing and Taipei where I couldn't find a proper coffee shop. Its bloody awful - buckets of warm milk with coffee flavouring. And you can't even get a piccolo macchiato . Everybody knew they'd fail. The only people who frequent them here are teenage female Chinese students.