The Brighter, Healthier Future for Colorado’s Kids campaign is seeking an Outreach Director. Colorado also has the nation’s highest rate of nicotine vaping among youth, with over 27% of high school students using e-cigarettes. In Colorado, 5,100 people die each year from smoking, and 91,000 kids under 18 right now will eventually die from smoking.
In November 2020, a ballot measure will be on the ballot to increase taxes on tobacco and nicotine vaping products to reduce smoking. The funding will initially be used to provide relief to state budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and would then give every child in Colorado access to free early childhood education.