Reducing Tobacco Use in Boulder County
Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the nation and in Boulder County. Smoking and secondhand smoke contributes to heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, and increases the risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, and ear infections in children.
The Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) works to prevent tobacco-related deaths and disease in Boulder County. We work to support tobacco-free places for people to live, work, learn, and play, to prevent youth from using tobacco products and to help people quit.
TEPP Reduces Tobacco Use By
- Preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people.
- Developing and identifying services to help people quit tobacco use.
- Educating and protecting people from secondhand smoke.
- Eliminating disparities in tobacco use among diverse populations.