Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Cigarette smoking has a causative relationship with many diseases including lung cancer, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and low birth weight.
Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) is a grant-funded program that works with community partners to:
- Prevent youth from starting to use tobacco
- Help people who use tobacco to quit
- Educate about the dangers of secondhand smoke
Additionally, we work with the state health department to promote retailer compliance with federal laws regarding tobacco placement, advertising, and sales to minors.
Current Programs and Projects
- Tobacco-Free Alliance of El Paso County
- Tobacco Targets Youth
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Video: Learn about Colorado QuitLine