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"Local communities should continue to control smoking in public. State legislatures should assume responsibility for ensuring smoke-free areas. Any preemptive tobacco laws should be repealed by public demand."

American Medical Association
Journal of the American Medical Association, July 19, 1995

Colorado

All restaurants and bars in Colorado are 100% smokefree as of July 1, 2006, and non-tribal casinos are 100% smokefree as of January 1, 2008. The law unfortunately does not protect all workers in Colorado because workplaces with three or fewer employees and cigar bars are exempted. Colorado does protect local control, so cities and counties may still pass stronger smokefree laws at the local level. Read Colorado's 100% smokefree law.

Colorado achieved a major victory by going back to strengthen its statewide smokefree law to include non-tribal casinos in order to protect casino employees from very high rates of secondhand smoke exposure.

For more information on the law, visit SmokeFree Colorado or call your local health department.

To report a violation, call the non-emergency telephone number of the local law enforcement agency.


Colorado law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Colorado.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Colorado's 2017 Legislative Session: January 11 - May 10 (est.)


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