Colorado Gets Mixed Tobacco Report Card from American Lung Association

February 4th, 2019

The American Lung Association released its report card grading each U.S. state on tobacco use and prevention policies.

The association gave Colorado an overall score of D, citing ways that the state didn’t meet the nonprofit’s standards for tobacco prevention, funding and limiting access.

Colorado scored low in prevention and also was penalized for having a below-average tax on tobacco products. However, the Lung Association gave Colorado higher ratings for the accessibility of quit resources and the strength of its smoke free workplace laws.

Read the full report from the American Lung Association.