The Alliance of Boulder County
on Tobacco and Health

The Alliance of Boulder County on Tobacco and Health is a group of concerned citizens and organizations in Boulder County, Colorado, that advocates policy decisions, educational and prevention efforts to address the many facets of the tobacco problem in our communities.

The health of all the citizens in every community in Boulder County is a priority of the Alliance.

See the articles about tobacco as a problem for children for recent news articles.

See the articles about tobacco as a problem for women for recent news articles.

See the articles about tobacco as a problem for nonsmokers for recent news articles.

See the Current Topics of Interest in Tobacco Control for articles about recent developments in tobacco awareness and concerns.

See Links to Various Tobacco-concerned Web Sites for a comprehensive collection of World Wide Web links to a wide variety of tobacco-related information.

See Links to Various Tobacco Support Web Sites for World Wide Web links to a wide variety of sites that provide tobacco users with tobacco-cessation help and information.

See Recent Tobacco Management Activities in Boulder, Colorado for a discussion of local actions to control youth access to tobacco products.

See Tobacco Management Information Messages for examples of media messages to raise awareness about the imnpact of tobacco products on all of us.

Announcing a recent publication by the Boulder County Health Department - "Secondhand Smoke - It Takes Their Breath Away." Order a copy (or more) today.


And ... We are looking for volunteers who are concerned about the health of everyone and especially our youth! If you wish more information about the Alliance of Boulder County on Tobacco and Health, please fill out the Reader Response Form and send it. A member of the Alliance will get in contact with you.

Thank you for considering the Alliance of Boulder County on Tobacco and Health.

See the Organizations Page for a list of organizations with representatives on the Alliance.

See the Site Map Page for a list of all pages in this web site.


Lest we forget - back in 1986, the U. S. Surgeon General's report on "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking" listed the following conclusions -

  1. Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer in healthy nonsmokers.
  2. The children of parents who smoke, compared to children of nonsmoking parents, have an increased frequency of respiratory infections, increased respiratory symptoms, and slightly higher rates of increase in lung as the lung matures.
  3. Simple separation of smokers and nonsmokers within the same air space may reduce, but does not eliminate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

This report goes on to urge the following corrective actions -

Now is the year 2001; have far have we come?


Today's Food for Thought -

With the unfortunate events of the past several months, our society is becoming sensitized to the problem of terrorism.

Yet, our public social and health policies have entirely ignored the fact that, with some 50,000 nonsmoking Americans dying every year from secondhand tobacco smoke, it is equivalent of terrorists shooting down a loaded passenger plane every day for the entire year!


This web space has been provided by the Boulder Community Network (BCN).
You are viewer number 25526 to visit this page since June 1, 1999.
URL of this page: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/abct/index.htm
World Wide Web page by SCCS