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Colorado Won’t Hike Tobacco Age To 21

Colorado lawmakers voted not to raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21 Wednesday, making Colorado the third state this year to consider but reject the higher smoking age.

03/19/2014

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Colorado, Utah Both Move To Hike Smoking Age To 21

Two Western states with some of the nation’s lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

02/21/2014

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Age To Buy Cigarettes Could Soon Change In Colorado

Right now 18 is the magic age for gambling and buying tobacco, but the age to buy cigarettes could soon change in Colorado.

02/05/2014

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FDA Gets Aggressive In Fight Against Teen Tobacco Use

For the first time ever the Food and Drug Administration is targeting teens and tobacco.

02/04/2014

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Boulder Bans Smoking On Downtown City Property

Boulder’s city manager has adopted a rule that bans smoking on downtown city property.

01/28/2014

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E-Cigarettes Get Mixed Reviews

Some call it a less harmful alternative to tobacco and others believe it needs more study. Whatever the opinion the use of e-cigarettes is definitely on the rise.

09/11/2013

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Jefferson County Bans Smoking In All Parks, Open Spaces

The high fire danger across the Front Range has prompted Jefferson County officials to ban smoking in all parks until conditions get safer.

06/28/2013

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More Colorado Communities Enact Fire Restrictions

More communities are enacting fire restrictions as hot, dry, gusty weather fuels wildfires around Colorado.

06/11/2013

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Chomp As Long As You Need

If you’ve tried to use gum, patches or nicotine lozenges to help you quit smoking, you know how hard it is to follow the timeframes on the instructions. But now the FDA has loosened the reins on the rules, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.

04/01/2013

Former U. S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop on June 5, 2001, during an AIDS policy symposium in Washington, D. C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He Was Always Your Doctor … And Mine

“Besides a few people I’ve been to war with, my list of heroes is like a sparse cupboard, which became a little more barren with the death of a friend today,” Dr. Dave Hnida writes in reference to the passing of Dr. C. Everett Koop.

02/26/2013

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