Secondhand smoke

How to protect yourself, your rights under the law, and the risks associated with secondhand smoke
Protect yourself
  • Use the link above to report a violation.
  • Or, contact your local law enforcement.
Resources and information for Colorado residents
Smoke-free multifamily housing
Toolkits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Requires most indoor workplaces and public places to be smoke-free, including:
  • Restaurants.
  • Bars.
  • Casinos.
  • Any business that serves food.
  • Indoor sports arenas and auditoriums.
  • Health care facilities.
  • Child day care facilities.
  • Entryways of any covered facilities.
Resources for education and prevention

Resources on how to quit smoking, when and how to report a violation, resources on indoor smoking laws, how to get involved
How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease
This 2010 surgeon general’s report describes in detail the ways tobacco smoke damages every organ in the body and causes disease and death.
Ending the Tobacco Problem: Smoke Free College Campuses
This report by the Institute of Medicine reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions, and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments.
The Community Guide: Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
On April 22, 2020, Professor Georg Matt, from San Diego State University, presented a new study on addressing thirdhand tobacco smoke in the ambient environment in affordable housing, to the Healthy Housing Coalition.