Colorado - Tobacco-Free Environments: Policy or Plan Requirements

Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law prohibits any smoking or use of tobacco products on school grounds when students are present and/or requires districts to adopt tobacco-free school policies that address some CDC components.


1.2 Program Goals and Services

(1) Program Goals. The grant program goals are to provide funding for community based and statewide programs for the purposes of:

  • (a) Reducing initiation of tobacco use by children and youth;

  • (b) Promoting cessation of tobacco use among youth and adults; and

  • (c) Reducing exposure to second-hand smoke;

  • (d) Decreasing tobacco-related disparities.

(2) Program Services. An entity that applies for a grant shall demonstrate that the program provides at least one of the following:

  • (a) Education designed for school-age children that, at minimum, addresses tobacco use prevention and cessation strategies and the dangers of tobacco use;

  • (b) Education programs, including but not limited to school, worksite, mass media, and health-care setting programs, designed to prevent or reduce the use of all types of tobacco products or help reduce exposure to secondhand smoke;

  • (c) Counseling regarding the use of all types of tobacco products;

  • (d) Programs that address the prevention and cessation of the abuse of various types of drugs, with an emphasis on prevention and cessation of tobacco use;

  • (e) Tobacco use and substance abuse prevention and cessation services addressed to specific population groups such as adolescents and pregnant women and provided within specific ethnic and low-income communities;

  • (f) Training of teachers, health professionals, and others in the field of tobacco use and prevention;

  • (g) Tobacco addiction prevention and treatment strategies designed specifically for persons with mental illness;

  • (h) Activities to prevent the sale or furnishing by other means of cigarettes or tobacco products to minors;

  • (i) Programs that are designed to eliminate health disparities among segments of the population that have higher than average tobacco burdens; and

  • (j) Programs that are designed for the purpose of evaluating the entire statewide program or individual components of the program.

(3) Any program funded through the Division may be presented in combination with other substance abuse programs.

(4) The majority of moneys annually awarded to grantees shall be for evidence-based programs and programs that prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth and young adults.

C.R.S. 25-14-103.5. Prohibition against the use of tobacco products and retail marijuana on school property - legislative declaration - education program - special account - definitions

(3) (a) (I) The board of education of each school district shall adopt appropriate policies and rules that mandate a prohibition against the use of all tobacco products and all retail marijuana or retail marijuana products authorized pursuant to article 43.4 of title 12, C.R.S., on all school property by students, teachers, staff, and visitors and that provide for the enforcement of such policies and rules.
Source: Colorado General Assembly

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