Resources about the tobacco problem in Colorado, including tobacco use, cessation, and prevention.
VISION provides data for chronic disease and behavioral health measures in Colorado. The purpose of this tool is to provide data and visualizations for assessments and data-driven public health planning and program work. Data are updated as the data source allows to provide the most recent information for Colorado health measures.
The purpose of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is to better understand youth health and what factors support youth to make healthy choices, including choices related to tobacco use and exposures. Summary data tables for Colorado and numerous Health Statistics Regions are available for high school and middle school students. The Data Dashboard presents data for high school students through interactive graphs and maps.
Our projects and services
- Colorado QuitLine: A free quitting service available to Colorado residents age 18 and older. Spanish resources can be found by visiting dejeloyacolorado.org.
- MyLife My Quit: A free, confidential service available to Colorado residents between 12 and 17 years old.
- TobaccoFreeCO: Provides quitting resources, information on the problem of tobacco in Colorado, and ways to get involved in the fight against tobacco. Spanish resources are available at ColoradoSinTabaco.org.
Colorado-specific reports and data
- 2023 Strategic Plan
- 2018 Colorado Adult Tobacco Use and Exposure: The Attitudes and Behavior Survey on Health (TABS): Focuses on changes in tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors during 2012-15, and new or remaining disparities.
- 2015 Colorado Adult Tobacco Use and Exposure: The Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on Health (TABS)
- Adult tobacco use by workforce: Shows the variation among Colorado adults in tobacco use according to occupation.
- Colorado adults’ attitudes regarding cessation strategies, insurance, and secondhand smoke: a 2015 report.
National tobacco resources
- U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- 2016 Surgeon General’s Report and Executive Summary: E-Cigarette Use among Youth and Young Adults.
- 2014 Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress.
- CDC tobacco page.
- CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs — 2014: An evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
- Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation.
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll.
- The Community Guide: What Works in Public Health to Control Tobacco Use
Online training opportunities
- Johns Hopkins Global Tobacco Control Modules: A series of modules to help those working in public health provide comprehensive tobacco control programs.