Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Colorado and in the country. Among the many health risks of any tobacco use are cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and blood clots.
University of Colorado Health providers from Fort Collins and Loveland to metro Denver and Colorado Springs recognize that stopping smoking can be a very tough challenge. Only about four percent of smokers are able to quit smoking without assistance.
Helping smokers kick the habit
UCHealth offers a number of smoking cessation resources to the communities we serve, including smoking cessation classes, support groups, and nicotine treatments—all aimed at helping interested individuals stop using tobacco and start a living a healthier life.
Quit smoking programs
In northern Colorado,
for smoking cessation information.
Smoking cessation treatments
We offer several treatments that can help you stop smoking, including:
- Nicorette® – a nicotine gum that helps reduce the symptoms of withdrawal from quitting smoking
- Zyban® – a non-nicotine tablet that reduces the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
- Nicotine skin patches – patches that help wean smokers off of nicotine
Learn more about smoking and find resources for quitting at our online Health Library.
Get information on respiratory and lung care services at UCHealth.