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Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut recently signed a bill that is aimed at combating the underage use of tobacco related paraphernalia. The bill goes into effect October 1st.
October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to...

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

The recent outbreak of nicotine addiction and positive feedback from previous programs has led to a return of the vaping cessation program in Westport.
October 7, 2019

According to a recent study by The Hub, 45% of Fairfield County high school juniors and seniors and 25% of freshman and sophomores reported vaping in the last month. In a 2018 survey, 12% of Fairfield...

Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” leaves audience speechless

Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” leaves audience speechless
November 19, 2018

After reading “Beautiful Boy,” the true story of a father’s journey through his son’s meth addiction, I became emotionally attached. Therefore, when I found out they were coming out with a movie,...

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues
October 1, 2018

By Lia Chen ’20 Complete with in-memoriam posts on Instagram, trending hashtags on Twitter and floods of comments on various other forums, blogs and news sites, there are few occurrences that can...

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives
March 8, 2018

Maya Brodows '20 Nineteen-year-old Gage Bellitto from Bronxville, New York was nothing if not determined. Whether he was studying hard or experimenting with illegal substances, one thing was certain:...

Addicted to AA

Addicted to AA
March 2, 2015

The common noises that I hear as I roam around the crowded cafeteria early in the morning have changed from the silent yawns of tired seniors to the constant yelling of swear words and angry mannerisms. What...

The addiction that can’t be kicked

The addiction that can’t be kicked
October 10, 2014

To the average person, the terms “Yeezy” and “Foamposite” sound like gibberish; but to some students, it makes perfect sense.  We go by “Sneakerheads,” and I can admit I’m one of them. Hours...

Ginger Katz speaks with courage

Grieving mother founds a charity and writes a book in a fight against addiction.
October 6, 2014

Ginger Katz, a former Westport resident, lost her son to a heroin overdose in 1996. Ian Eaccarino was 21 years old. 18 years later, Katz and her husband, Larry, tour the country with the charity they...

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