Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. and will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving. There will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Wednesday, Nov. 22 due to the holiday.

Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership

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

Free printable flyers/posters:

Tobacco Robs Them of You

Tobacco Robs You

The Day I Quit, I'll Have More

Fact Sheet: What Are E-Cigarettes? 

Video: Learn about Colorado QuitLine