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One-third of Colorado teens report using tobacco, one of the highest rates in the nation, and more Western Slope youth are vaping than in many other parts of the state.


Now, Eagle County is joining a federal lawsuit against JUUL Labs and other electronic-cigarette makers that argues that manufacturers developed products specifically targeting children. 


Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.

The state's Marijuana Enforcement Division has proposed final rules that include prohibiting specific ingredients in marijuana vaping products.

More Vaping Related Illness Reported In Colorado

Sep 19, 2019

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month.

The Colorado Department of Public Health previously announced four known reports before confirming two more Wednesday.

Eagle County is proposing to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products. And citizen pro and con opinions on the tax increase could end up in the hands of every Eagle county voter.

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will vote on two resolutions Tuesday aimed at limiting the use of tobacco and nicotine products for younger users.

Valley Teen Vaping Among Highest In State

Dec 10, 2018

Colorado's annual Healthy Kids survey shows the the Western Slope region has the second highest rate of teen electronic cigarette use in the state.

Roaring Fork School District Takes On Vaping

Nov 19, 2018

Young people are “vaping,” or smoking e-cigarettes, at alarming rates around the country. Colorado youth are vaping nicotine at twice the national average.

Businesses are slow to get on board with a new law in Carbondale that increased the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

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