Who's Smokin' Who?
Smoking, the leading cause of preventable death, is a major public health concern in Denver where approximately 18% of people smoke. Teens in particular are a vulnerable population for starting to smoke.
- Research shows that most kids in Denver smoke their first cigarette between the ages of 13 and 16.
- Nationally, almost one-fifth of children are current smokers by the time they leave high school.
- Addictive chemicals like nicotine in cigarettes make it hard to quit, often leading to a life-long smoking habit for young smokers. Many other chemicals are known to cause cancer.
To prevent teens from ever starting to smoke, Denver Public Health launched a video contest called "Who's Smokin' Who?" with KS107.5. Between now and July 21, DJ Chonz will be asking teens to submit a video telling us why they don’t smoke. Participants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes, and their video may also be featured in our next campaign!
Check out KS1075.com for full contest details.