Popcorn and a fizzy, carbonated beverage are usually the perfect pairing to any date at the cinemas. But today, more and more theatres across the county are applying for liquor licenses to sell alcohol. While industry reps will say it’s simply a move to enhance the customer experience and stay competitive in a changing market, coalitions and resident groups have growing concerns.
One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." In it Frost talks of “promises to keep” and gives us that oft quoted line of “miles to go before I sleep." The words of this iconic poem come to mind when I think of our nation’s response to the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
If you follow the news at all, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about whether e-cigarettes are safe. Do they help people quit smoking traditional cigarettes? Can they lead people, especially young people, to other substances? So let’s explore why these newbies to the nicotine world have some folks all choked up.