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Tobacco Free Weld

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The Weld County Tobacco Control Program is funded through a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment as part of the Amendment 35 Tobacco Tax through the state Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP).  

In partnership with the Tobacco Free Coalition of Weld County, the Weld County Tobacco Control Program works to reduce tobacco use through: 

  • Preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people
  • Developing and identifying services to help people quit tobacco use (cessation)
  • Educating and protecting people from secondhand smoke
  • Addressing inequities in tobacco use among diverse populations

The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment provides FREE one-on-one appointments with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist for Weld County residents who want help quitting tobacco. You can learn more about this service by clicking here.

E-Cigarettes and Youth

Vape, Juul, e-hookah, e-cig, mods. These are all names for e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that provide doses of nicotine and other additives to the user in an inhaled aerosol. They are brightly colored and come in 7,000+ kid-friendly flavors. E-Cigarette are illegal for anyone under 18 years old to purchase, use, and possess, but use among teens is still on the rise. According to a recent report by the CDC, 1 of every 4 Colorado high school students, over double the national average, used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. Kids are attracted to them because of their sleek tech appeal, variety of candy flavors, and impressive "cloud tricks" found in numerous online videos. 

E-cigarettes contain ingredients that are known to be toxic to humans. Because clinical studies about the safety of e-cigarettes have not been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you have no way of knowing which chemicals they contain, if they are safe, or how much nicotine you are inhaling. There is currently no way of knowing the long-term effects of e-cigarette use. As a parent or trusted adult, it can be hard to advise teens about vaping if you don’t know much about it. Please visit https://www.tobaccofreeco.org/know-the-facts/ for resources designed to help you understand the ins and outs of vaping and then confidently talk with teens about it. 

 

PACT Mural Project

PACT Mural Project

Youth involved in PACT (Preventing Addiction Caused by Tobacco) youth coalition and local artist, Armando Silva, are working together to paint a mural in Downtown Greeley.  PACT hopes the mural will remind the community to protect the future of Weld County youth against tobacco and secondhand smoke by creating smoke and vapor free areas.

Smoke and vapor free areas protect youth from secondhand smoke and help youth stay tobacco free as they:

  • Make tobacco use less socially acceptable
  • Set a healthy example for young people
  • Reduce the opportunities for young people to use tobacco products

PACT members and Armando Silva painted the mural in June 2017. Visit the mural at 8th Avenue and 7th Street in Greeley.

To learn more about PACT youth coalition or to become involved, contact Rachel Freeman at rfreeman@weldgov.com.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Health Education, Communication, and Planning

1555 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (970) 304-6470
Fax: (970) 304-6452