Since 2006, Colorado's Clean Indoor Air Act (CCIAA) has resulted in positive changes. However, too many Coloradans are still exposed to tobacco smoke. Employees and the public continue to face dangerous levels of exposure—on smoke-filled restaurant patios and in entryways, in cigar bars and hookah lounges, and even in outdoor recreational areas.
Current exemptions to the state law are bad for workers, bad for the public and ultimately bad for Colorado.
That is why some Colorado communities are working to:
- expand smoke-free protections to cover all indoor work places and food/beverage service areas
- strengthen enforcement of the existing state law
- expand perimeters around restaurants, bars, schools and public housing to include all entrances as well as patios and sidewalks around sensitive use areas; and
- extend smoking bans at outdoor public places such as parks, playgrounds and trails.
We've partnered with local coalitions to strengthen the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. Visit their websites to learn more about what each coalition is doing to ensure its citizens are not exposed to dangerous tobacco smoke: