State News Roundup
Colorado Youths Still Smoking at School
Although legislators in Colorado passed the Tobacco-Free Schools ACT in July 1994, 18 percent of youths who smoked in 1995 did so on school property, a recent study found.
Colorado's first Youth and Tobacco Report Card was released late last month by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.
The report also said that 33,000 students may be exposed to secondary smoke at schools that do not enforce the law. According to the study, 40 Colorado youths start smoking every day, with 60 percent of them smoking by the age of 14.