Nicotine & Tobacco

Tobacco Programmap

Pitkin County is funded by the Colorado State Tobacco Education, and Prevention Partnership (STEPP) to provide tobacco prevention and control services to Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield Counties. The program supports the region with training, resources and information, policy education, and other services. 

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Information and resources about vaping, e-cigarettes, and youth.

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Cigarettes, chew, and other tobacco products - learn more and get support.

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Resources and support to quit nicotine / tobacco, including the CO QuitLine, #ThisisQuitting App, and more.

Quick Stats

  • Colorado is #1 - our state has the highest rates of youth vaping in the country graph
  • High school students Aspen-Parachute are vaping at close to 3x the national average 
  • Youth in Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield counties report easier access to tobacco products than in the rest of the state. 
  • Pitkin County adults use chew tobacco at close to the state average (around 7%). In Garfield County, the rate is 14%.
  • Cigarette smoking among adults decreased in all 3 counties from 2015-2017 - the rates decreased by almost half in both Pitkin and Garfield counties. 

General Tobacco Resources

For information on the following resources or to arrange for support, contact your local tobacco program coordinator. 

CO Health Resources 

The state tobacco program offers print materials (i.e., posters, tobacco free signage, and clinic brochures). Contact your local tobacco coordinator for more information and to place and order. 

Trusted Adult Trainings

Your local public health team can deliver trainings for adults to become "trusted adults", better prepared to talk to youth about vaping & other substance use. Trainings are appropriate for parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, etc. Reach out to your local tobacco coordinator for more information & to arrange a training. 

Policy Resources & Support

Public Health can support policy initiatives for municipalities, schools, and other agencies. Reach out to your local tobacco coordinator for information and support. 

Contact

Contact Risa Turetsky, Health Promotion Program Administrator & Tobacco Specialist for Pitkin County Public Health at risa.turetsky@pitkincounty.com or 970-618-1781.