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 unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke or vapor.

  • Or, contact your local public health agency.

Smoke-free housing

Resources and information for Colorado residents

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

Support for making your multifamily property smoke-free

 

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act

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

  • Restaurants.

  • Bars.

  • Casinos.

  • 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.
 

Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Tobacco

On January 11, 1964, the Surgeon General of the United States released Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. This was the first in the series that is now generally referred to as the Surgeon General’s reports.
 

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.