Be Tobacco Free
Gunnison County Tobacco Education and Prevention Project (GCTEPP)
The GCTEPP provides resources and support for individuals, families, worksites, and communities in Gunnison County. Prevention services include access, support, and education for:
- Free Quite Help and Cessation Resources
- Tobacco Prevention and Education Resources
- Tobacco - free and/or Smoke Free Policies
- Worksite Wellness related to Tobacco
GCTEPP's goal is to reduce the number of tobacco related diseases and deaths in Gunnison County. We work to prevent youth and adults from initiating use of tobacco products, support cessation, education, and help prevent the communities exposure to secondhand smoke. All of GCTEPP's services are FREE. You can contact Kyle Tibbett by calling (970) 641-3244 or Email Kyle directly.
Quit Smoking Help
Do you want to QUIT Tobacco?
Visit the West Central Public Health Partnership site for resources, websites, and phone apps.
Visit the Colorado Quitline website or call (800) 784-8669 (800-QUIT-NOW) to enroll today.
- The service is free to any Coloradoan age 15 or older to help become Tobacco free
- Call to speak with a Coach today
- Get personalized counseling and receive up to 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy
You can also get specialized quit services from Smokefree.gov with the below links.
Become an Ex
Become an Ex helps you to create a free customized quit plan and helps you stay an Ex. Visit the Become an Ex website for more information.
Nicotine Anonymous provides group support and recovery in 12 steps for those trying to quit nicotine. To join, visit the Nicotine Anonymous website.
Baby and Me Tobacco Free
Counseling support and resources for pregnant women who want to be tobacco free.
- Visit the Baby and Me Tobacco Free website or call the Gunnison County Public Health department at (970) 641-3244 to receive help in your community or more information.
Colorado Medicaid Cessation Benefit
Medicaid clients can receive free or low cost nicotine replacement therapy or non-nicotine containing medications. You will have to complete counseling session or use the Colorado Quitline to receive a prescription from a provider.
The Gunnison Consortium has recently created a local documentary that highlights the struggles of addiction. This is a 29 minute film that features local professionals in this field as well as community members with lived experience. After the video, we will host a Q+A session to field any questions that may arise. Ultimately, our hope is that showing this video far and wide will act as a good first step towards humanizing addiction on a societal level. We are planning on holding two showings on June 24th – one from 12-1:30pm and one from 6-7:30pm. To register and for more information, please click here to be directed to the Virtual Community Event to Focus on Opioid Addiction.