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Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance
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"Today's teenager is tomorrow's regular customer, and the overwhelming majority of smokers first
begin to smoke while in their teens...it is during the teenage years that the initial brand choice
(Phillip Moris, "Special Report, "March 31, 1981, Philip
Morris Document #1000390803155)
The tobacco industry spends an estimated $170 million dollars in
Colorado annually marketing a product that addicts and kills 4,300
Coloradoans every year. They have skilled lobbyists who aggressively
lobby legislators with one agenda: to fight any legislation that
would curtail tobacco use.
The good news is that even with Big Tobacco's endless resources,
we have had success with smoke-free laws and winning the support
of voters in 2004 to raise the price of tobacco products to fund
critical healthcare programs, including those designed to prevent
youth from using tobacco and helping adult and youth smokers to quit.
The success is thanks to the grassroots support of individuals and
organizations throughout Colorado.
However, much work remains. The tobacco industry will not stop
targeting kids and working to keep youth and adults addicted to tobacco. Far
too many of our elected officials arfe reluctant to fight the tobacco
industry and support life-saving policies and programs to reduce
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Please help us fight Big Tobacco and protect our families by contributing
to CTEPA today. With your help, we will continue to move mountains
in Colorado and make this a healthier community for all of us.