October 13, 2016
It Could Start, One Wildcat At a Time
Can’t think of a reason to not answer the friend who asks you to smoke?
Although UNH has not added itself to the list of about 1,500 campuses across the United States that are completely tobacco-free, 9 out of 10 people on this campus don’t use tobacco.
Being a tobacco-free campus comes with a plethora of benefits including cleaner air quality and healthier students, faculty, and staff. UNH is known for its beautiful scenery and crisp New England air. Why... Read More
September 27, 2016
Fast Facts About Tobacco Addiction
Despite the fact that this month is almost over, September is Self-Improvement Month. “Self-improvement” can be anything from making small changes in your diet to working towards overcoming addiction.
A tobacco addiction is one that many Americans struggle with. Here are some stats about the negative impact tobacco has on people:
Tobacco accounts for ONE THIRD of all cancers.
Due to second hand smoke, about 3000 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer... Read More
August 8, 2016
The Importance of Smoke Free Campuses
There are currently 1,483 campuses in America that are considered to be 100% smoke free. It is important that college campuses make strides in order to become smoke free due to the significant health consequences that emerge from smoking.
Some of these health consequences include lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems. It is also important to recognize that smoking causes one out of every three... Read More
June 17, 2016
Important Facts About Tobacco Use
Tobacco use, like cigarette smoking, is currently the leading cause of death in the United States that is considered to be preventable. In the U.S. the death rate is approximately 480,000 each year.
Tobacco use is associated with innumerable health risks, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and lung diseases.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall... Read More
June 9, 2016
Preventing The Consequences Of Secondhand Smoke
While most people are well aware of the dangers of smoking, less emphasis is put on the consequences of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has immediate effects on the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack, and lung cancer. Nonsmokers exposed at work or at home increase their risk for disease by up to 30%. Having compromised immune systems, the effects are worse for infants and children as... Read More
May 31, 2016
UNH Has Resources To Help
Every smoker has their own story about how they started smoking cigarettes one day, and how they couldn’t seem to stop the next.
Most of the stories that I have read are about people starting to smoke at a young age because it was the cool thing to do or just because the people around them were doing it.
Tobacco is a major problem that can lead to addiction for most people because tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive substance, which is in smoked and smokeless... Read More
May 11, 2016
Are You Hurting Yourself With This Social Activity?
We all know a person who takes a few puffs if they are out at a party or had a tough work week. Social smoking is being encouraged by the recent popularity of Hookah Bars. This may seem like a relaxing evening with your friends, but rethink your choice for a night out. Most people believe that this fruity, flavored tobacco is some how less dangerous than regulars cigarettes. “However, hookah smoke contains many of the same harmful toxins as... Read More
April 20, 2016
Pay Attention To Prevention of Tobacco
April is National Cancer Control Month! The purpose of this is to help educate the public on the precautionary measures that can be taken to help reduce and prevent the prevalence of cancer. There are many lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce the risk of cancer, such as eating healthier, exercising regularly, using sun screen, undergoing recommended screenings, and quitting tobacco.
Lung cancer is the number one of cause of cancer death for both men... Read More
March 9, 2016
Here is What You Need to Know Before You Pick Up a Cigar
In a survey given to students at 119 colleges nationwide, the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that 23% of college students reported they had smoked a cigar in the last year, while 9% said they were current cigar users.
Most college students assume that cigars are not as harmful to your health as cigarettes are. Now that there is a smaller version of the cigar available, it is becoming even more appealing to the younger population... Read More
March 2, 2016
Can an Infant be at Risk From Smoking Through Breastfeeding?
Most of us know by now that smoking during pregnancy has detrimental– even fatal– effects on a baby’s development inside the womb, but is there any harm associated with smoking while breastfeeding?
Each case should be evaluated on an individual level, that is: how much is the mother smoking? How long has the mother been smoking? What is the mother’s health background? External factors come into play, but aside from that, the more... Read More