Smoking Cessation Education
The UTB Student Health Services Department is extremely pleased that we will become a “tobacco-free campus” beginning September 1, 2010. The guidelines of this policy have been entered into UTB’s Handbook of Operating Procedures, and are posted on the school website.
Take a moment to consider why our campus faculty, staff, administration and students overwhelmingly support this tobacco-free initiative. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing 443,000 deaths per year, and can you believe that 49,000 of those deaths are from secondhand smoke?
At Student Health Services we encourage you to seek treatment to stop smoking; and we implore you to never smoke around children. If you are a smoker or a user of any tobacco products, there are many options to help you kick the habit. These include counseling, over-the-counter and prescription nicotine replacement products (such as nicotine gum or patch), and prescription non-nicotine medications.
Remember, you don’t have to do this alone! Student Health Services is here to help you get started on becoming a happier, healthier Scorpion!
Here are some of the things that Student Health Services offers people trying to quit:
- Individual Counseling
- Support Groups
- Prescribed Medications to help with cravings & withdrawals from nicotine
Please call 882-3896 to make an appointment.
For more information on quitting smoking and support, please visit the following websites.