Secondhand Smoke
Public Places 

The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, grocery stores, elevators, restrooms, theaters, museums, libraries, schools, retirement facilities and nearly all workplaces. 

However, 56 percent of Colorado adults still report having to put up with secondhand smoke.

Providing smoke-free food establishments is good for business. Some Colorado businesses cite a 10 percent increase in business because of smoke-free policies. 


Secondhand smoke in the workplace is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer among adult non-smokers. 

Smoke-free workplace policies are the only way to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure at work. Workplace smoking restrictions, which are legal, can also encourage smokers to smoke less, or even quit.