Is Tobacco 21 The Solution To Colorado's Wave Of Teen Vaping? – Colorado Public Radio

Mandy Ivanov (left), Eagle County health iromotion coordinator, and Lilly Reynolds, a summer health intern and high school junior, advocate raising the age for tobacco purchases to 21.

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Colorado tops 37 other states for e-cigarette use among high school students, according to a national school-based survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a quarter of Colorado high schoolers currently use e-cigarettes and almost 6 percent say they use them frequently.

The state had a high vaping prevalence, but Alison Reidmohr, tobacco communication specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was “surprised to see the highest in the nation.” She noted it’s nearly double the national average, and appears to be driven by the popularity of the Juul brand.

The finding, based on states that participated in the survey and had available data, coincides with a push in several Colorado mountain towns to raise the minimum age for tobacco and nicotine purchases.

The resort town of Aspen passed the state’s first such law in 2017. Neighboring

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