Reduce Tobacco Rates

Nearly 1 in 4 Pueblo County adults smoke, while an average of only 17% of Colorado adults smoke. Reducing Pueblo County’s smoking rate to the state average, Pueblo County would be able to improve six places in Colorado’s County Health Rankings Health Behavior statistics. PTAC is working with Pueblo County employers to encourage them to provide their employees resources to quit smoking. PTAC is also identifying opportunities within the health care industry for smoking cessation solutions that can be implemented in the broader community.

Between 2010-2016, the adult smoking rate in Pueblo County decreased from 24% to 16%. In that same time period, the Colorado state average decreased from 18% to 15%.

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