Tobacco use is the #1 public health problem in the U.S. Over 440,000 Americans die yearly due to tobacco-related illnesses, including 4,300 in Colorado. Tobacco claims more lives annually than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.
The tobacco industry spends $15 billion a year promoting its products to new, young customers including $113 million in Colorado.
Tobacco Grant Coordinator
620 Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, Co, 80104
The Good News:
Douglas County and Tri-County are working together to
build awareness around the dangers of tobacco use.
To increase the use of evidence based strategies to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, prevent youth initiation of nicotine/marijuana use, and increase smoking cessation rates in Douglas County.
- We will work with Douglas County to build awareness of the impact of smoking, vaping, and marijuana use.
- We will prevent youth initiation of nicotine/marijuana and increase the smoking cessation rates through education.
"Tobacco Prevention and Cessation." Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. Tri-County Health Department, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013.