Tobacco Control, Prevention and Education
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable premature death and illness in Denver. In Denver, approximately 21% of people smoke and between 2006 and 2010, more than 10,000 people died from tobacco-related illnesses.
Denver Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Program provides a wide range of services to encourage tobacco-free living, including:
Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus
Promoting our mission to provide access to the highest quality healthcare, Denver Health is proud to be a tobacco-free campus. The use of tobacco and marijuana products including e-cigarettes is strictly prohibited on our main campus, as well as adjacent and surrounding hospital properties, including our community and school-based health centers. Anyone violating this policy is subject to a $300 fine. Thank you for your cooperation and anticipated support of our smoke and tobacco-free policy.
Now Available: Health Indicator for Adult Smoking Rates in Denver
This new report from Denver Public Health offers partner organizations and community groups information about Adult Smoking Rates in Denver. The report includes data, a list of evidence-based practices, and details about work in progress to reduce smoking rates among adults in Denver.
Opinion Piece Highlights Smoke-Free Zones as Key to Reducing Tobacco Harms
A new opinion piece in Health News Colorado from our director, Dr. William Burman, details the impact of the "I Am A Smoke-Free Zone"
campaign we worked on with TriCounty Health Department and Jefferson County Public Health, among other local public health departments.
E-Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, but do you know the risks in smoking them? Ryan Warner, from Colorado Public Radio, speaks with Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health, regarding the concerns about the safety of the devices. Listen here!