Tobacco takes the lives of 5,100 Coloradans every year – more than any other preventable cause of death in our state. The Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance is made up of community coalitions, individual advocates, organizational and business partners, public health, and tobacco control specialists across Jefferson County, Colorado. Our work together supports the goal of reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and its harms to people, communities, pets and the environment. The accomplishments achieved in our county as a result of these efforts save lives and help reduce the financial and social burden caused by tobacco in our communities. Please use this website to educate yourself and your loved ones, find out about what is happening to address tobacco and its harms, and to get involved. The maintenance of this website is supported by the Tobacco Prevention Initiative of Jefferson County Public Health and grant funding from voter-approved Amendment 35 tobacco tax. To learn more about Tobacco-Free Jeffco, view our About Us page. To learn more about our grant-funded initiatives, visit our TPI Grant Projects page.
Latest News / Upcoming Events
Lakewood City Council Unanimously Passed Non-Cigarette Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinance
On Monday, January 28, 2019, the Lakewood City Council unanimously passed a non-cigarette tobacco retailer licensing (NCTRL) ordinance designed to protect youth from tobacco. The ordinance requires that any business selling non-cigarette tobacco (including vape) products in the City of Lakewood purchase an annual license. The new ordinance will become effective March 2, 2019, and makes Lakewood the 12th, and largest, community in the state of Colorado to license tobacco retailers.
Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance Meeting – Save the date!
Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 4:30-6:30pm
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