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 21 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.
Find information about the follow-up event and review the in-depth resources.
- Moving the Mark on Tobacco Disparities boot camp-See the results of the 2014 collaborative coordinated literature review.
Our projects and services
Colorado QuitLine: A free quitting service available to Colorado residents age 15 and older.
- TobaccoFreeCO: Provides quitting resources, information on the problem of tobacco in Colorado, and ways to get involved in the fight against tobacco.
Colorado-specific reports and data
Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Strategic Plan 2012-2020:A comprehensive plan aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use in Colorado.
2015 Colorado Adult Tobacco Use and Exposure: The Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on Health (TABS):Focuses on changes in tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors during 2012-15, and new or remaining disparities.
Adult tobacco use by workforce: Shows the variation among Colorado adults in tobacco use according to occupation.
- Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Infographics:
- 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: 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: Aleading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll.
- The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health/Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand SmokeExposure: Interventions that have been reviewed by a task force for effectiveness.
Online training opportunities
- Tobacco’s Toll and Tobacco Control Training Module:A series of modules to help those working in public healthprovide comprehensive tobacco control programs.
- TTAC — Tobacco 101 (Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium): Aself-guided, web-based tutorial that provides the information and resources necessary to understand why tobacco use is considered the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the U.S., as well as the evidence-based and promising strategies that can reduce tobacco’s toll.