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Did You Know?

  • There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure; even brief exposure can be harmful to health.
  • Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • 5.9 million packs of cigarettes are bought or smoked by kids each year in Colorado (
  • Over 10% of high school students in Colorado use tobacco (
  • Smoking claims an estimated 5,100 lives in Colorado each year (
  • Over 90,000 kids now under 18 and alive in Colorado will die prematurely from smoking (
  • Colorado spends over $1 billion on smoking-caused health costs every year (
  • Tobacco companies spend more than $123 million a year on marketing in just the state of Colorado (
  • E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014; more kids now use e-cigarettes than smoke traditional cigarettes. (

Are you interested in quitting tobacco use?
The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) Online Program guides you through the process of quitting step by step. The program helps smokers develop a plan of action leading up to your Quit Day and provides you with the support you need to remain smoke-free. The program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. For more information visit:

The Colorado QuitLine provides free coaching and support to people who want to quit. Even if you’re not ready to quit today, your coach can work with you to set a Quit Date and prepare for the journey. Visit for more information or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free coaching. Free nicotine patches are available to those who qualify.

To learn more about tobacco prevention and cessation, visit