Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.
Voters will decide in November whether all Colorado 4-year-olds can attend preschool starting in 2023By Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
In final hours of legislative session, Colorado Democrats bring bill to raise cigarette taxes, create nicotine taxBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Could a new nicotine tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.
New taxes on a pack of cigarettes or vaping products would range from $1.20 to $2.60, depending on which version of the ballot proposal is selected. Currently, taxes are 84 cents a pack, among the lowest in the country.
Vaping also has created a less discussed new environmental problem in discarded pens and the abundant pods that come with them
The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty
Colorado’s attorney general will investigate whether Juul marketed to kids, misled on smoking cessation
The probe comes amid policy and public-awareness pushes in Colorado around teen vaping. But Gov. Jared Polis isn’t on board with at least one of the plans -- banning flavored e-cigarettes
House Bill 1333 would have asked voters in November to approve a uniform 62 percent tax on nicotine products
Big tobacco is fighting Colorado’s nicotine tax bill with powerful lobbyists and a social media campaign
A company tied to cigarette-maker Philip Morris and popular vape brand Juul has spent thousands on social media ads against the tax hike. It’s also hired lobbyists from the high-powered Denver firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Colorado lawmakers won’t finish their calendar. Now Democrats have to decide which bills to let die.
There are hundreds of bills left unresolved in the General Assembly as lawmakers enter the final week of the four-month legislative session
Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?
The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.