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For CO Kids

Tobacco-Vape Tax for Kids

In November, Colorado voters have the chance to improve our children’s health, provide desperately needed funding for public schools and ensure universal, free preschool for all Colorado kids. By increasing taxes on big tobacco and closing the tax loophole for vape products, we can create a brighter, healthier future for Colorado’s kids.

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Facts and Figures

15 %
Current tax on vaping products
1 %
High School Students using E-CIgarettes
1
Colorado kids under 18 become new smokers each year.

What is the problem?

Colorado’s kids are at risk of falling behind because We know that kids who attend preschool are less likely to have reading deficiencies, half as likely to be held back by third grade, and more likely to graduate on time – but Colorado is unable to provide access to quality preschool for all our kids. Without universal, free preschool, thousands of Colorado kids will fall behind and miss the opportunity for a quality, early start in their education.

What is the solution?

you are supporting universal access to preschool – making Colorado more affordable for working families while giving children an opportunity to succeed. YES on EE is supported by the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Children’s Hospital because it will also save lives by reducing smoking and vaping and preventing people from using these harmful products in the first place.

How it Works

Close the vaping loophole by enacting a first ever tax in Colorado on vaping products – bringing the vaping tax in line with other tobacco products. Cigarette taxes slowly increase from 84 cents currently to $2.64 in 2027. All Prop EE funds are audited yearly.

$375 million for schools by 2023

$2 billion for universal pre-k over 10 years

$35 million for affordable housing and eviction assistance by 2023

$110 million in new money for tobacco-vape cessation and other public health programs

Other Ways You Can Help

Take the next step and join the Coalition for a Brighter, Healthier Future for Colorado’s Kids! Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time, or involving your organization any and all help is appreciated for our future generations. 

A bright future starts with early childhood education. By voting YES on EE start off on the path to success.

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We have the chance to improve our children’s health, provide desperately needed funding for public schools and ensure universal, free preschool for all Colorado kids.