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.
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.
Right now 18 is the magic age for gambling and buying tobacco, but the age to buy cigarettes could soon change in Colorado.
For the first time ever the Food and Drug Administration is targeting teens and tobacco.
Boulder’s city manager has adopted a rule that bans smoking on downtown city property.
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.
The high fire danger across the Front Range has prompted Jefferson County officials to ban smoking in all parks until conditions get safer.
More communities are enacting fire restrictions as hot, dry, gusty weather fuels wildfires around Colorado.
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.
“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.