After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Monday marks the beginning of the National "Through with Chew" week. The Colorado Department of public health and environment is urging smokeless tobacco users to quit.
A recent survey found more than one-fourth of Colorado's High School males have used smokeless tobacco. Despite it's highly addictive nature and links to cancer.
To help those who want to be "Through with Chew" the "Colorado Quit Line" offers free, professional counseling. That number is 1-800-639-QUIT (7848). Internet users can find counseling services at www.co.quitnet.com.
Smokeless tobacco - more commonly known as spit, dip and chew - is
indicative and deadly. However, these facts don't seem to deter Colorado's young people from taking up the habit. Recently released results from the Tobacco Attitudes and Behavior Survey revealed that more than one-fourth or 27% have used smokeless tobacco.
"Smokeless tobacco users are 50 times more likely than non-users to get oral cancers of the cheek, gums and the inner surface of the lips. These oral cancers often begin as leukoplakia - white patches or sores in the mouth." According to the American Cancer Society, almost 75% of daily smokeless tobacco users have leukoplakia.