Rec Center Offers Teens Summer Pass E-Cig Swap

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Vape pens and e-cigarettes are intended to be an alternative to other forms of tobacco, but despite the fact that they’re intended for use by adult smokers, these products are troublingly popular among teens and young adults.

The data is particularly concerning in Colorado, where according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, as reported by the Denver Post, more than 25 percent of high school students vape — more than doubling the national average. In Broomfield and Boulder counties, that number is more than 36 percent.

Solutions to problems that large require a multifaceted approach, but one rec center is doing its part by offering a vape/e-cigarette exchange policy to teens younger than 17. Kids in Broomfield, Colo., who turned in a vapor pen or e-cigarette product on Monday received in exchange a three-month recreation pass, including access to the town of Broomfield’s water park.

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