For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration announced it will regulate more tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, cigars and pipe tobacco. The FDA says the use of e-cigarettes has "skyrocketed" among high school students from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2015, a more than a 900 percent increase. "Before today, there was no federal law prohibiting retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco or cigars to people under age 18," said the FDA adding it will begin evaluating factors such as ingredients, product design and health risks. Makers of the products can continue selling for up to two years while they submit a new tobacco product application. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association released a statement criticizing the FDA change: "Today's final rule pulls the rug out from the nine million smokers who have switched to vaping, putting them in jeopardy of returning back to smoking, which kills 480,000 Americans each year and costs the U.S. more than $300 billion in annual health care expenses."
So most of you know I have MS. I have always wanted to retire to Colorado even before legal weed there. So I now work from home and my family situation is such that moving there might be in the cards soon. I only know Denver and Colorado Springs and only from short visits. The moving budget will be smaller than I prefer and I know I won't be able to afford Denver, does anyone who knows the state know some good communities that are maybe a bit cheaper than Denver but still nice for raising teenagers? Just starting the research now and thought I would see what people know.