Both municipalities have recently passed local tobacco regulations. | PAID CONTENT
COLORADO, USA — PAID CONTENT BY TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT/303 TOBACCO
Tri-County Health Department is thrilled that both Lone Tree and Castle Pines have recently passed local tobacco sales regulations that will allow for the enforcement of laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to persons under 21 years of age.
“This is one of many ongoing efforts in Douglas County to reduce youth vaping,” noted John Douglas Jr., MD, Executive Director with Tri-County Health Department. “The most recent data we have from the 2019 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) show we are making progress in our efforts in Douglas County to help young people not become addicted to nicotine.”
The survey cited by Dr. Douglas found that in 2019, 20.8 percent of high school students in Douglas County reported vaping in the past 30 days, a number significantly lower than the state as a whole. This amounts to a nearly one-third drop in vaping among high school students in Douglas County from 2017 to 2019.
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