My name is Nestor Montejo, and I am a Junior at John F. Kennedy High School. Working on the...
Between 2006 and 2010, over 10,000 people died in Denver from tobacco-related illness. Yet, every year, nearly 3,600 Colorado youth become daily smokers.
48% of Denver youth say it would be easy for them to get their own cigarettes. In 2008, 60% of underage Colorado smokers who tried to buy tobacco from a store were successful.
Multiple Colorado communities have passed tobacco retail license laws to protect kids from illegal tobacco sales. Only businesses who are illegally selling tobacco products to minors will be affected by this license.
Download a copy of the full report. Written by: Helena Cappon, Evolvement youth advocate My name is Helena Cappon, and I’m a junior at Denver North High School. As part of Evolvement’s leadership team, I have been to many places in my community to see what people have to say......Read More