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On Tuesday night, the Carbondale Board of Trustees voted to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

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This spring, Basalt might take a page from Aspen’s playbook and bring a tobacco tax before voters.

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Aspen residents will see a tax measure on their ballot this election. The question asks voters to approve a tax on tobacco products. Reporter Alycin Bektesh joins producer Christin Kay to talk about the reasons behind the measure, and who it might affect.

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This week the Aspen City council held a first reading on an ordinance that would change the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

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The Pitkin County Commissioners aired several concerns about a plan to make the Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County Health and Human Services campus smoke and tobacco free. 

The policy would apply to outdoor areas around the sprawling campus off Castle Creek Road. Besides the hospital and county building, the ban would apply to Whitcomb Terrace, hospital employee housing and Senior Services. Right now, most areas allow smoking 15 feet from a door.