The American Lung Association’s Colorado-specific ONE Step training and practical application, provides Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and organizations serving low-income parents with training and resources about the harms and common misconceptions of environmental aerosols from electronic smoking devices, tobacco smoke, and marijuana smoke, and the basics of asthma management, asthma triggers and ways to reduce asthma triggers. ONE Step curriculum focuses on center, home, and car environments for maintaining asthma friendly environments.

Using health-focused messaging about removing asthma triggers and environmental tobacco (including e-cigarette) smoke from homes, this program will equip ECEs with the knowledge and confidence to connect with parents about the dangers of SHS/SHA and how protecting their child’s health can begin with one simple step: stepping outside away from doors and windows to use tobacco products.

The benefits of this training include:

  • Gaining the knowledge and tools to talk with parents about the effects of secondhand smoke, secondhand e-cigarette aerosol, and secondhand marijuana smoke
  • Understanding the importance of maintaining a home free of tobacco and marijuana smoke, and aerosol from electronic smoking devices (ESDs)
  • Encouraging “no smoking/no vaping” approach and practices in air shared by children and adults
  • Learning about cessation resources available to Coloradans

After completing the online training, participants identify at least three ways they can share the resources and engage parents in the conversation around elimination SHS/SHA. Participants are fully supported by American Lung Association staff through access to free resources including:

  • Children’s books
  • Children’s coloring workbooks and crayons
  • Brochures and flyers for parent education table
  • Classroom activities discussing the impacts of SHS/SHA
  • Fun incentives like kids masks, adult masks, and more
  • Smoke/vapefree signage for indoor and outdoor areas
  • Support implementing training or additional tailored training for staff and patrons done in partnership with the American Lung Association and participating organization
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Gift card for program completion
  • CO Shines Professional Development hours – three in total

Upcoming ONE Step Virtual Trainings

ONE Step training is available in-person or in a live virtual setting in English. This training is for Colorado residents only.

Free In-Person, On-Site Training:

Schedule a training during one of your staff meetings, staff retreat or workshop, professional development, or as a stand-alone training. Free resources provided.


Don’t see a date or time that works for you, let us know! Email Tracey Maruyama at [email protected]

Tracey Maruyama, Manager | Health Promotions
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