Since spring quarter 2005, the office of Health, Wellness and Prevention has offered a tobacco cessation services for students trying to kick the habit. The Nicotine Replacement Therapy program emphasizes one-on-one assistance between student facilitators and individuals trying to free themselves of nicotine addiction; which some estimates say costs over 400,000 Americans their lives every year according to the Center for Disease Control.
Salvia Divinorum, an herb enthused by many for its hallucinogenic properties, may soon be subject to the unsympathetic eye of U.S. Drug Enforcement Policy. The death of Brett Chidester in January of 2006 led Delaware to pass an act classifying salvia as a schedule I controlled substance.
Presidential hopeful Willard “Mitt” Romney’s affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) may prove to be a thorn in his side come the 2008 election. To pitch himself as the ideal conservative he has flip-flopped on every major social and political issue to align himself closer with the evangelical Christian spectrum of politics than other candidates for the Republican nomination.
The hybrid vehicle seems like a great idea; they save gas and increased use will lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil. Hybrids also cut down on carbon dioxide emissions we belch into the air and the idea of driving a car powered by both electricity and internal combustion is chic by anyone’s standard, not just the environmental types.
Lobbyists, special-interest groups, governments on the state and federal level and individuals nationwide are still embroiled in the battle for civil rights 43 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A particular current civil rights movement is one of the few remaining in America today and it addresses a repeatedly injured and misunderstood section of the American population – citizens with disabilities.