Youth in El Paso County are using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping at alarming rates. Teen vaping has risen to epidemic proportions across Colorado with youth vaping at rates more than twice the national average.
The Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) and its community partners are working to prevent youth from using tobacco, including e-cigarettes by:
- Partnering with local schools to educate teachers, staff and students about tobacco and strengthen tobacco-free schools policy
- Collaborating with local governments and law enforcement in El Paso County to reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors
- Creating smoke-free public spaces across El Paso County