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.
In 2021, 20% of middle school and high school students from Aspen-Parachute reported vaping which is about 5% higher than the state averageand 10% higher than 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.