Secondhand smoke

How to protect yourself, your rights under the law, and the risks associated with secondhand smoke

 

Protect yourself

Report a violation

  • Use the link above to report a violation.

  • Or, contact your local law enforcement.

Smoke-free housing

Resources and information for Colorado residents

Smoke-free multifamily housing
Toolkits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act

Requires most indoor workplaces and public places to be smoke-free, including:

  • Restaurants.

  • Bars.

  • Casinos.

  • Any business that serves food.

  • Indoor sports arenas and auditoriums.

  • Health care facilities.

  • Child day care facilities.

  • Entryways of any covered facilities.

 

Resources for education and prevention

Tobacco Free CO

Resources on how to quit smoking, when and how to report a violation, resources on indoor smoking laws, how to get involved

 

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

This 2010 surgeon general’s report describes in detail the ways tobacco smoke damages every organ in the body and causes disease and death.

 

Ending the Tobacco Problem: Smoke-Free College Campuses

This report by the Institute of Medicine reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions, and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments.

 

The Community Guide: Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

 

Thirdhand Smoke Study

On April 22, 2020, Professor Georg Matt, from San Diego State University, presented a new study on addressing thirdhand tobacco smoke in the ambient environment in affordable housing, to the Healthy Housing Coalition.