Tobacco Prevention Program
Denver Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Program provides a wide range of services to encourage tobacco-free living, including:
To learn more about our tobacco prevention services, please contact Santos Diaz at email@example.com or 303-602-3695 or Teddy Montoya at Teddy.Montoya@dhha.org or 303-602-3584).
Survey about Youth Tobacco Access in Denver
On Saturday, January 18, 2014,Evolvement Denver released the results of the 5,421 public opinion surveys gathered by Youth Advocates from its Licensed to Sell Tobacco Initiative.
The Licensed to Sell Tobacco Initiative is youth-driven movement focused on positive and effective ways to keep kids safe from tobacco and tobacco products, including implementing a tobacco retail license. In its first year, Evolvement youth conducted a public opinion survey about youth tobacco access in Denver. Data collected between January and June 2013 on youth tobacco access showed that:
- Most (59%) youth in Denver think it’s easy to buy tobacco in stores even if you’re under the legal age of 18.
- 82% of adults are concerned that youth can illegally purchase tobacco products in Denver.
So, why is tobacco retail licensing right for Denver? Check out the Licensed to Sell Tobacco Initiative to learn more about the issue, to read the full survey results and to get involved in this youth-driven model for change.
E-Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, but do you know the risks in smoking them? Ryan Warner, from Colorado Public Radio, speaks with Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health, regarding the concerns about the safety of the devices. Listen here!