A35


In 2004, Colorado voters approved Amendment 35 – a tax increase on both cigarettes and other tobacco products. The revenue was designated for health care services and tobacco education to improve the health of all Coloradans.

Meeting Announcements

The next meeting of the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Review Committee will be held on Friday February 14, 2014, from 12:30-4:30pm at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. For more information, please visit the CCPD Grant Program's webpage.

The next meeting of the Tobacco Review Committee will be held on Friday February 21, 2014, from 1:00-4:30pm at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environments. For more information, please visit the Tobacco Review Committee's webpage.


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Additional Resources:
Amendment 35 Tobacco Collaborative

The Amendment 35 team manages a number of information paths to keep grantees, partners and each other informed of amendment-related activities and news, including:
Amendment 35 Background

In 2004, Colorado voters approved Amendment 35 – a tax increase on both cigarettes and other tobacco products. The revenue was designated for health care services and tobacco education to improve the health of all Coloradans.

The tax began on Jan. 1, 2005 and included a 64-cent increase on a pack of cigarettes to a total of 84 cents and a 20 percent increase on other tobacco products. This tobacco tax increase temporarily brought Colorado in line with the national average for tobacco taxes.

By 2007, however, the average tax on a pack of cigarettes nationally was $1.05, dropping Colorado into the lower range of states once again.

Each year, 32 percent of revenue from Amendment 35 is legislatively allocated to four highly effective programs within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
  • Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Competitive Grants Program
  • Health Disparities Grant Program (from CCPD funds) 
  • Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Grant Program 
  • Women’s Wellness Connection (from CCPD funds)

More than 95 percent of Amendment 35 funds designated to the department’s programs are awarded to nonprofits, government agencies and businesses across Colorado through grant programs.

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A35 Media Responsibility Area Map (Working)

Red - Denver Television Media Region
Yellow - El Paso Television Media Region
Green - Mesa Television Media Region
* Color shades within regions denote media sub-regions which will coordinate on non-television outreach efforts.  To find out more about a particular county, click anywhere on the map.


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