Tobacco Free Weld County


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 TOBACCO FREE WELD COUNTY COALITION.

We have a vision of a Weld County free from the burdens of tobacco. The Tobacco Free Weld County Coalition has been in existence to carry out this vision for almost 20 years. We are a group of community members on a mission.

Our mission is to empower the residents of
Weld County to create a tobacco-free
environment through education, prevention
and a commitment to the health of the
community.

Tobacco Free Weld County has been instrumental in a number of initiatives including:

Helping create smokefree facilities at Island Grove Park.

Helping to remove and regulate cigarette vending machines.

Helping create  Smokefree Greeley (November 2003).

Helping to promote Smokefree Colorado (July 2006).

Working to establish smokefree and tobacco free campuses at NCMC, Aims, UNC and other worksites (2007, 2008).

Helping to create an ordinance to eliminate tobacco giveaways in all of Greeley (December 2007)

And much, much more.

Current members include doctors, dentists, police officers, students, teachers, retired volunteers, the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance (CTEPA), the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP), American Cancer Society (ACS), American Lung Association (ALA), American Heart Association (AHA), Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution (GASP), Colorado Prevention Partners (CPP), United Way, Centennial BOCES, Hispanic Women of Weld County (HWWC), Catholic Charities, the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), University of Northern Colorado and the Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education Program (UNC DATE), Island Grove Treatment Center, Northrange Behavioral Center, the CSU Extension Office, Weld School Districts, service clubs including Kiwanis and Rotary, and other interested groups and individuals.

Please feel welcome to attend our monthly coalition meetings on the second Tuesday of each month or contact us with any comments you may have on how to better accomplish these goals.

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Hello,

My name is Christy Kost, and I was wondering if there is a representative of your program that I could come and talk to. I am currently researching a project about tobacco control in Weld County for my Anthropology of Health and Healing class, and would greatly appreciate a scheduled meeting time where I could come in and discuss your programs, effectiveness, and success in Weld County.

Thank you so much,

Christy Kost

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