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Don't share drug-taking equipment 

Hepatitis C is mainly spread through contact with the blood of someone who has hepatitis C and the most common way of getting it is from sharing drug-taking equipment that might have been in contact with blood. This includes, for example, needles, syringes, spoons, filters and tourniquets. The main way to avoid getting it is to not inject drugs at all.

If you can’t stop injecting drugs, make sure you never share injecting equipment.

It has been suggested that hepatitis C can be spread between individuals who share blood-contaminated straws or bank notes to inhale cocaine. Although scientific evidence about this risk is unclear, it is recommended that straws or bank notes to inhale cocaine are not shared. 

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