Chronic Disease

Tobacco Education

Community Education:

  • HB20-1001, is the new state law raising the minimum legal sales age, and requiring all retailers to obtain a license to sell commercial tobacco products. Click the link below to read the Nicotine Product Regulation Overview.


  • Tobacco Free Colorado is a project of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) State Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Program. They work to educate Colorado’s residents and public health organizations on tobacco cessation and prevention. Click the link for information.


Tobacco Cessation Resources/Treatments for Adults and Youth:

  • Colorado Quitline - Free, Convenient, Safe & Secure - Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Colorado QuitLine can help you with each step of the way. Learn more about quitting on their website below.



  • Colorado Resources to Help Youth Quit Tobacco - This one-pager  is for adults in youth-serving organizations who are wanting to provide free options to help young people who are starting to feel concerned about their tobacco or vaping use. Click on link below for resources.


  • My Life My Quit:  Free, confidential, customizable help just for teens who are wanting to quit nicotine. Click on the link for information.


  • SMOKEFREE TEEN Teens who use tools to help them quit increase their chances of successfully quitting.  Learn more about the free quitSTART app and text programs, and get tips to help you quit for good.  Learn more about quitting on the website below.


  • Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) – The Not on Tobacco group is the American Lung Associations voluntary smoking cessation program for teens ages 14-19.  Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use and people who will support them in their efforts to quit. Click the link for more information.


  • Colorado’s Baby and Me Tobacco Free - The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program™ is an evidence based, smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco on the pregnant and postpartum population. Learn more about quitting on the website below.


Smokefree – When it comes to quitting smoking, there are ways to make it easier. Find out how to handle the temporary feelings of withdrawal and cravings. Learn about different quitting tools and how to use them—like apps and texting programs that provide on-demand 24/7 help. Click the link for more information.


  • Truth Initiative – Is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past. We investigate, expose and amplify the truth about smoking, vaping, and nicotine through groundbreaking research and policy studies, our award-winning truth® campaign, community activism and engagement, and innovation to end tobacco use. Click the link for more information.


  • Medicaid – Quitting smoking is covered with Medicaid. Click on the links below to learn more.

English Fact Sheet -  https://www.tobaccofreeco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/grantee-only-CDPHE-TC-POST-CARD_FINAL-AR-2019.pdf?utm_source=STEPP+Newsletter&utm_campaign=db43e58a9d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cd46fd58ae-db43e58a9d-562184381

  • What Medical Providers Need to Know – Tobacco Cessation Benefit Overview –

Click the links for more information.




Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) - The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) is the state’s only comprehensive survey on the health and well-being of young people. The purpose of this survey is to better understand youth health and the factors that help young people make healthy choices. The survey, conducted every two years, is supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services. HKCS is widely used by schools, districts and communities in their efforts to grow the healthiest youth in the country. The results of the survey can help:

• Inform the creation of programming to support student academic success.

• Provide direction for schools and communities to address health issues.

• Inform parents on relevant topics to help them talk to their children about their health and well-being.

• Secure youth health program funding for schools, community organizations, and local and state government agencies. Click on the link below to learn more.


Tobacco Free Schools – Assistance and resources for schools to help strengthen Tobacco-Free School policies and promote other health and wellness programs for children and youth. Click on links below to learn about resources available to schools.

  • The Tobacco-free Schools Law – The Language of the Law


  • RMC Health partners with advocates for healthy young people, providing professional learning and capacity building that prepares them to be knowledgeable, capable and effective.  https://www.rmc.org/

  • Second Chance Program is a web-based, interactive, and self-directed alternative to suspension education program for youth who have violated a tobacco policy at school or tobacco law in the community. The program may also be helpful for youth who may be experimenting with tobacco or other nicotine products, but have not violated policy or law. Second Chance is free for all Colorado schools and youth serving organizations and juvenile justice systems.