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Person breaking a cigarette in halfTobacco Control Program 

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
Quit Tobacco Appointments

Need help quitting tobacco? Think you've tried everything? Tobacco Treatment Specialists are here to help you quit tobacco. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment offers FREE one-on-one appointments to help you quit tobacco!

A one-on-one appointment with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist will guide you to:

  • Create your own quit plan
  • Learn tips to help you quit and stay quit
  • Learn about medications to help you quit

The Health Department offers five FREE appointments for Weld County residents ages 18 and older at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment in Greeley. Appointments are available in English and Spanish. Call (970) 304-6470 to make an appointment today.

E-Cigarettes and Youth

Man exhales vapor from an e-cigaretteVape, 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-Cigarettes 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 Tobacco Free Colorado for resources designed to help you understand the ins and outs of vaping and then confidently talk with teens about it.

PACT Mural Project

In 2017, youth involved in the PACT (Preventing Addiction Caused by Tobacco) Youth Coalition and local artist Armando Silva painted 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

Visit the mural at 8th Avenue and 7th Street in Greeley.

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