Age To Buy Tobacco, Nicotine Products Changed To 21 In Denver

Age To Buy Tobacco, Nicotine Products Changed To 21 In Denver


IT IS GOING TO FEEL A LOT DIFFERENT ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE COMING OUR WAY TOMORROW. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT COOLER TEMPERATURES, BETTER CHANCE OF RAIN TOMORROW AND WE ARE ALSO GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHEN THE WARMER WEATHER WILL MAKE A QUICK COMEBACK. SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. WE WILL SEE YOU IN A FEW. ANYONE YOUNGER THAN 21 MAY BE SHUT OUT OF BUYING VAPING OR SMOKING PRODUCTS IN DENVER. THE CITY COUNCIL IS TALKING ABOUT RAISING THE AGE IN WHICH YOU CAN BUY NICOTINE PRODUCTS. IF IT PASSES IT WOULD JOIN OTHER CITIES AND RAISING THE PURCHASING AGE. SHAUN BOYD IS COVERING THAT COUNCIL MEETING. THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING THAT COULD GO STATEWIDE. Reporter: STATE REPRESENTATIVE COLIN LARSON SAID HE WOULD INTRODUCE A BILL SIMILAR TO DENVER’S ORDINANCE. IT WOULD NOT ONLY RAISE THE AGE TO BUY NICOTINE TO 21 BUT SET UP A STATE LICENSING SYSTEM FOR ALL RETAILERS WHO SELL NICOTINE. THE GOAL, TO KEEP 18 AND 19- YEAR-OLDS FROM BUYING NOT ONLY FOR THEMSELVES BUT THEIR 14 AND 15-YEAR-OLD FRIENDS. WHILE SIMILAR BILLS HAVE FAILED IN THE PAST, THE VAPING EPIDEMIC HAS RAISED THE STAKES. THIS SUMMER AS HUNDREDS OF TEENS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH THE VAPING RELATED LUNG DISEASE CAN — AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START SMOKING? Reporter: NECK REGIONAL JEWISH HOSPITAL OPENED THE HOTLINE TO KIDS AS YOUNG AS 12. IT IS SURPRISING AND SHOCKING AT THE AGE THAT THEY ARE CALLING FOR SUPPORT. KEEP IN MIND THAT BY THE TIME THEY ARE CALLING THEY’RE USING FOR THE YEAR OR 2 ALREADY. Reporter: HE HEADS UP THE TABASCO CESSATION PROGRAM PEAKED . HE SAID IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH FOR KIDS TO BECOME ADDICTED. THEY ARE EXPOSED TO NICOTINE AND WANT TO GO BACK AND IT IS ACTING ON THE CENTERS AROUND THE BRAINS EMOTIONAL RESPONSE. THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME DEVELOPMENT IN IMPULSE CONTROL THAT WOULD HELP THEM STOP USING THESE PRODUCTS. Reporter: WHICH IS WHY HE SUPPORTS RAISING THE AGE TO 21. IF WE SAY THERE WILL BE A PENALTY FOR SELLING TO MINORS WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ENFORCE IT. MAKING IT 21 DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. YOU CAN BE 18 TO GO TO WAR BUT YOU HAVE TO BE 21 TO BUY WEED AND DRINK. Reporter: THIS 19-YEAR-OLD SAID IT WON’T WORK. IT WILL NOT STOP KIDS AT ALL. YOU CAN ASK PEOPLE. THAT’S HOW I USED TO DO IT. EVERYTHING WE DO WILL MAKE SOME DIFFERENCE. Reporter: WHILE NATIONAL JEWISH IS HELPING KIDS QUIZ, THE GOAL IS TO KEEP THEM FROM STARTING. I HONESTLY HATE THAT I SMELLED. IT IS KIND OF GROSS. I HATE SMELLING ALL THE TIME. I PLAN TO QUIT BY THE TIME OF 25 AT LEAST. Reporter: RIGHT NOW IT IS A PETTY OFFENSE IN MOST CITIES TO SELL NICOTINE TO MINORS. NO WONDER, IN DENVER HALF OF ALL RETAILERS HAVE A ONE VIOLATION AND MANY HAVE MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS UNDER THE NEW ORDINANCE. WHICH I EXPECT TO PASS TONIGHT REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD BE

2 thoughts on “Age To Buy Tobacco, Nicotine Products Changed To 21 In Denver

  • Because this is the big issue facing the city. No, why bother doing anything productive like cleaning up the scabie ridden homeless vermin downtown.

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