My name is Ellen Kaufman and I am a member of the Evolvement Denver Leadership Team. Youth leadership is...
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.
My name is Ellen Kaufman and I am a member of the Evolvement Denver Leadership Team. Youth leadership is important in passing tobacco policy because this affects us. We are the ones who see our friends start using tobacco, and watch as they inhale poison....Read More