In July, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 16-256 approving a pilot project to implement a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy for the County at two locations: Centennial Hall and the Citizens Service Center.
As detailed in the Resolution, effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center and Centennial Hall campuses will be tobacco-free environments for all employees and visitors. The policy covers the use of any tobacco product, including the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) vapor and e-cigarettes, and the use of smokeless tobacco products.
Although the only two County campuses that will be tobacco-free are Centennial Hall and the Citizens Services Center, the Tobacco-Free Policy will apply to all employees and visitors at both sites.
For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org or www.tobaccofreeCO.org.