COVID-19 and Tobacco Use

According to the CDC, people who smoke or vape may be at a higher risk from COVID-19 and its complications.

And so are others who are exposed to secondhand smoke, including children, older adults and those with weakened immune systems.1

If you smoke or vape, consider quitting or cutting back. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. And keeping your home and car smoke and vape-free protects others.

We know that quitting is hard—especially during times of stress. If you smoke or vape and want to make a change, or if you need help staying quit, contact the Colorado QuitLine for free support.

If you know a young person who is looking for support, they can also receive help from My Life My Quit.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website >>

Read about the risk from COVID-19 to adults who smoke or vape Read about the risk to youth who vape

Start a Conversation

Talking to youth about vaping

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared youth vaping an “epidemic,” and Colorado high school students are vaping at twice the national average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s time to get the facts about vape and talk to the young people in your life. 

Our tools will help you have a chat

What can I do today?

Talk to kids

New forms of tobacco pose new dangers to youth.

Get help to quit

Get free quit support, tips and motivation.

LGBTQ community fights back

Tobacco takes a deadly and disproportionate toll on LGBTQ Coloradans.

Create healthier workplaces

Learn about smoke-free workplace policies and how to protect employees’ health.

Help Someone Quit

When a loved one is ready to quit, there’s a lot you can do to help.

Protect your community

Tobacco still threatens the health of Coloradans.


This is Tobacco Free Colorado

Tobacco Free Colorado works to protect Coloradans from the health dangers of tobacco by:

  1. Providing tips and resources to help quit tobacco
  2. Supporting Colorado’s smoke-free, anti-tobacco and tobacco-control policies
  3. Preventing youth from using tobacco, including vape/e-cigarettes

This website is a project of the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The program supports public health organizations, policymakers and advocates to implement tobacco cessation and prevention programs in local Colorado communities.