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Golden city council hears testimony on proposed ban on flavored tobacco products

CoPIRG public health advocate Alex Simon testifies in support of a local ban on flavored tobacco products in Golden, CO; recent data shows one in four Colorado teens using e-cigarettes, more than twice the national average.

public health advocate Alex Simon testifies at the golden city council
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Public health advocate Alex Simon testifies in support of a ban on flavored tobacco products before the Golden City Council.

On Tuesday, July 11th the Golden City Council heard more than two hours of public comment on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city limits. CoPIRG public health advocate Alex Simon testified in support of the ordinance, citing the need for local action given high teen vaping rates in Colorado and a lack of state and federal policies to reduce youth tobacco use.

Alexandra Simon

Former Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG

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