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.

 

If you are 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.

 

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:

Mechelle Beck
(970) 474-2619 x6021
mechelleb@nchd.org 
 

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 
www.coquitline.org. 

My Life, My Quit

My Life, My Quit™ is focused on teens who want to quit tobbacco use. It is a free and confidential way to quit smoking or vaping. Text "Start My Quit" to 36072 or click to chat with a Coach. We are here for you every step of the way. It's YOUR LIFE and we're here to help you live it YOUR WAY.

 
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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: 
Talya Honstead
970-522-3741 ext. 1236

talyah@nchd.org
 
For other information regarding Tobacco-Free Schools consider one of the following resources: