Tobacco Prevention

Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the US. 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 Prevention and Education Coalition 2014 Lunch and Learn Seminars
  • Colorado QuitLine
  • TobaccoFreeCO.org
  • My Quit Path (New Colorado QuitLine program)

Free printable flyers/posters:

Tobacco Robs Them of You

Tobacco Robs You

The Day I Quit, I'll Have More

Video: Learn about Colorado QuitLine

Tobacco Education PSA Videos

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El Paso County Public Health -- Colorado QuitLine -- Laundromat PSA 

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Tobacco Costs You PSA (English)

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Tobacco Costs You PSA (Spanish)

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Tobacco-Free Youth PSA

Listen: Colorado QuitLine radio ads:

  • View the Surgeon General's Report, "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults" and Fact Sheet
  • Youth Access to Tobacco Fact Sheet
  • Youth Access to Tobacco Presentation
  • Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership Fact Sheet