Tri-County Health Department, in partnership with Arapahoe County/CSU Extension, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, and Englewood Leadership Academy, is launching a youth-focused tobacco prevention media campaign.
TobaccoFree303.org is the main brand and web hub for the campaign. Here you can learn more about the impact of tobacco on youth, the problems with sweet and cheap tobacco products, dangers of tobacco use in outdoor spaces, and information about electronic cigarettes. You can also sign up to receive more information and action alerts about impacting tobacco policy in your community.
There will be an accompanying media campaign. Television commercials will begin on April 27 and air on broadcast TV and in select movie theaters. All videos can be seen on the website and our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdHBVqtxqmQDfemflMrorw/videos). Videos were created by youth at each partnering organization. The youth wrote the scripts and acted in the videos.
There will also be bus shelter advertisements and community posters. All video and print materials are available for community partners to utilize. Posters may be ordered directly from tobacco team staff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please check out our new website, YouTube channel, and print materials. And follow us on twitter at @tobaccofree303!
Below are attachments of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (2013) reports for our Health Statistics Region. Tobacco-related data starts on page 30 for the high school report, and page 12 for middle school.
"DENVER — This is something parents who use e-cigarettes need to know about. The number of children who are getting sick because of the devices has spiked, largely because of the liquid nicotine they use.More than 2,700 people have turned to poison control centers so far this year because they were exposed to liquid nicotine. Children under age six who got sick were involved in more than half of those cases. Both doctors and e-cigarette vendors want user to be careful when kids are around."