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Tobacco & Smoking Cessation @ Missouri Southern State University
- Tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease, and lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis and chronic airway obstruction.
- Cigarette smoking is responsible for about one in five deaths in the U.S. (more than 480,000 deaths per year).
- Secondhand smoke exposure is responsible for an estimated 41,000 deaths per year.
- In the United States, cigarette smoking costs more than $170 billion in direct medical care annually.
- On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- Smoking during pregnancy causes pregnancy complications, premature births, low birth weight infants, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS.)
From Smoking & Tobacco Use - Fast Facts (CDC) linked below, retrieved 12 December 2018.
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"Quitting Smoking Timeline" emphasizes the positive effects of quitting smoking and how the body restores itself to health.
Tobacco Cessation Counseling and FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy with our Wilcoxon Health Center
Missouri Southern State University is a tobacco, vapor and smoke-free campus.
The policy covers traditional and electronic cigarettes as well as pipes, smokeless tobacco and other products, prohibiting them from use on campus grounds.
It was originally proposed by the Student Senate in 2014 and was approved by the Board of Governors the fall of 2015.
The Willcoxon Health Center in conjunction with the Wellness Department offers tobacco cessation counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy.
To set up an appointment, call ext. 9323.
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