Almost a quarter of Colorado e-cigarette users say they never smoked regular cigarettes before they started vaping, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is based on health-related telephone surveys that collect data from U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors.
The recent report also showed that the adult smoking rate in Colorado has hovered around 14-15% over the past several years.
Here are a few other highlights from the survey:
The Colorado Quitline continues to serve more Coloradans year after year. 29,157 people enrolled in the Quitline program in the 2018-19 year, showing that there is still interest and more work to be done to connect Coloradans with quit resources.
Want to see how communities across Colorado are organizing to reduce the toll of tobacco? Visit the Protect Coloradans page.