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