October 13, 2015
Here Are Some Facts That Might Help You Kick the Habit For Good
It’s not like you are lighting up a cigarette. Since you aren’t breathing in smoke, moist snuff or “dip” is not harming your health, right? Wrong.
Three percent of American adults are smokeless tobacco users. They run the same risks of gum disease, heart disease, and addiction as cigarette users, but an even greater risk for oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco is not an effective way to quit smoking. However, there are alternatives to... Read More
October 1, 2015
Why Secondhand Smoke Could Be Harming Your Work Environment
It is a well-known fact that smoking is extremely harmful towards your health. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. However, did you know that over time secondhand smoke could also lead to cancer and other health issues in non-smokers?
What is secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke is when a non-smoker breaths in the smoke from a cigarette, as well as the smoke breathed out by the smoker.
Why is secondhand smoke... Read More
March 5, 2015
According to the American Lung Association, “Smokers die significantly earlier than nonsmokers: 13.2 years for men and 14.5 years for women. Smoking related disease claims approximately 443,000 American lives each year.” It is time for you to kick this deadly habit.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a student smoker, who had a powerful message for the UNH campus. “Don’t ever start smoking. It consumes your life. A cigarette is what you think about before you even get out of bed in the... Read More
March 17, 2014
Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in. Anxiety, irritability, impatience and anger may develop... Read More
November 20, 2013
The Great American Smokeout is a national event held on the third Thursday of November each year. It is an event to raise awareness of the negative health consequences of smoking. People can use this day as a day to quit smoking. The UNH Campus has celebrated this day for more than 15 years. This year it will fall on November 21st. The event is put on by Health Services and S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness through Functional Education) peer educators. These peer educators will be tabling at the... Read More
August 12, 2013
Smoking is a tough habit to break, but if you can steer clear of tobacco you can significantly decrease your health care costs! Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. High health care costs are a result of unhealthy behaviors and smoking is certainly one of these. By kicking this addictive habit to the curb you will be creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and lowering your healthcare costs. The American Lung Association reported... Read More
April 3, 2013
is National Public Health Week, an annual celebration of public health
sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Today’s theme is “Providing
a Safe Environment for Children at School”. Children spend 180 days in school
every year. The lessons and habits children gain during this time influence the
rest of their lives. Our nation’s children develop eating habits through the National School Lunch program, which feeds more than 31 million
children each day. Many... Read More