GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
The campaign for a tobacco-free Colorado made a stop in downtown Grand Junction on Thursday, hoping to reach out to Mesa County smokers. They brought an 18-square-foot LED display with them, featuring facts about the impacts of tobacco use.
Officials are spreading the word about a new online resource, which provides tools to help smokers quit.
Officials say nine out of 10 smokers started before they were 18 and do want to stop. The new website went live two days ago.
"It's really just a mobilization, to put the resources in one place so it's not scattered. And everyone in the state who's interested in smoking, or helping someone quit smoking, can go to this one place and access all the resources that are available."
According to recent numbers 21.2 percent of Mesa County residents smoke. The campaign was launched by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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