Tobacco Cessation Programs

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murder, and suicide combined.

Nicotine addiction is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States. Breaking free of this addiction sometimes takes multiple attempts before success. At NCHD we take a multi-pronged approach to tobacco cessation.


Whether you're a mother, mother-to-be, teenager, or anyone else who is looking to quit; a clinician working with patients that use tobacco; or are simply looking for cessation information; NCHD may have a program or resource that is right for you.

Check out the list of services below to find out how we can help.

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

The Baby & Me Tobacco Free program is a tobacco cessation program for pregnant women. Participants will attend four, one-on-one coaching sessions during pregnancy and take a Carbon Monoxide breath test. If a woman quits successfully, she will receive a $25 Walmart gift card for diapers each month up to 12 months postpartum.
It's easy and FREE to join - download this brochure to find out more!
Quitting benefits you and your baby by:
  • Decreasing your risk of miscarriage
  • Improving baby's overall health including helping lungs grow strong
  • Helping to ensure your baby is born on time and not early
  • Improving your baby's birth weight 
  • Helping you live longer, healthier and happier with your baby!
Who qualifies?

Any pregnant woman who is currently smoking, or was smoking three months prior to becoming pregnant, regardless of income level. A woman can live in any Colorado county and participate in the Baby and Me - Tobacco Free program.

How do I sign up?
It is free and easy to join, contact Taylor Guzman to get more information and schedule an appointment.
Questions regarding this program can be directed to:
Taylor Guzman
(970) 867-4918 x2252

Ask, Advise, Refer

Information for clinicians

NCHD collaborates with healthcare providers, dental practices, optometrists, and mental health centers to implement tobacco cessation into their clinical practices. We are available to assist each site in assessing their current practices, developing a protocol for asking, advising, referring and connecting patients to appropriate resources. 

Questions regarding Ask, Advise, Refer can be directed to:
Michelle Beck
(970) 474-2619 x6021 

Resources to Quit NOW

NCHD is teaming up with the Colorado QuitLine. The QuitLine's expert coaches can help you make a plan to quit successfully, and are there to help you throughout the difficult parts of quitting.
The Colorado QuitLine is FREE to Colorado residents age 15 or older. You can use it online, by telephone, or both. Signing up will give you:
  • Support from a Quit Coach in your language

  • Coaching sessions

  • Online support ANYTIME

  • Free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges 

  • Helpful tips to keep you tobacco-free

Call 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1-800-784-8669)
7 days a week, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. mountain time,
or visit the Colorado QuitLine website for 24-hour support at 

Second Chance is a free, on-line, interactive, and self-directed alternative to suspension program. It’s for teens who violate tobacco policy at school, or tobacco law in the community, or who are experimenting with tobacco, but have not yet violated any policy or law.

Tobacco-Free Schools

Northeast Colorado Health Department is teaming up with school districts in our six-county region to help strengthen their Tobacco-Free School policies.  As part of our tobacco initiative, we work closely with our school districts to provide assistance and resources.  Check out NCHD's menu of tobacco resources for schools.


Our initiative is based on policy language that is consistent with Colorado’s Tobacco-Free Schools Law (C.R.S. 25-14-103.5), Teen Tobacco use Prevention Act (TTUPA) (C.R.S. 25-14-301) and Best Practices.

We encourage our schools to use Second Chance, an alternative to suspension and have a trained facilitator in NOT (Not On Tobacco), an American Lung Association youth tobacco cessation program. 
If you would like more information on Tobacco-Free Schools Law, contact: 
Mechelle Beck
970-474-2619 ext. 6021
For other information regarding Tobacco-Free Schools consider one of the following resources: