be honest. Tobacco is a thief and a killer. Smoking kills more Americans each year than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murder, and suicides…combined.
Just in Colorado, tobacco kills 5,100 smokers each year. And as it makes its way to our youth, 90,600 Colorado kids will die prematurely from smoking. On top of that, we pay an average of $753 per household in taxes for programs that address the consequences of smoking.
Yet tobacco is still a fixture in our communities and in many homes.
Tobacco also continues to find new and younger victims as its older users quit or die:
These resources will help you better understand the impacts tobacco has on Coloradans: