January 15, 2016
Start making a plan on ways to quit smoking
According to Quitter’s Circle, 76% of smokers said it was easier to continue smoking than to try quitting. Although smoking is addictive, it is possible to eliminate the addiction and quit before matters get worse and you see your health decline. We stress so much on getting the proper nutrition, getting the proper amount of physical activity and maintaining a healthy mentality towards life; however, your health will not improve if you add smoking to... Read More
December 1, 2015
Learn about UNH’s aim towards maintaining a community with as little smoking as possible
Did you know that UNH has a specific policy intended to limit tobacco use on campus? It has since 2002. Under the policy, smoking is not permitted in the following campus areas:
Inside all buildings owned and occupied or leased and occupied by UNH.
Outdoor Areas:Entrances and outside stairways to buildings, and outdoor passageways to entrances and stairways. Smoking will not be allowed... Read More
November 12, 2015
What is the reason behind an individual’s decision to use tobacco? No matter what the reason is, there are healthy alternatives to tobacco use.
Many individuals choose to use tobacco to relieve stress, irritability, tension, or just to improve their moods. Although tobacco use is a quick fix to temporarily solve these problems, there are many options for individuals that are much healthier and more sustainable than tobacco use.
Smoking is only a temporary solution for coping with stress and... Read More
October 27, 2015
How Tobacco Use Could Hinder Your Academic Performance as a College Student
College can be an overwhelming experience for many, and everyone copes with stress differently. Although tobacco use is not as common as it was in the past, many young students still use tobacco for various reasons.
Throughout the years, tobacco use in the United States has greatly decreased because U.S. citizens have become very aware of how life threatening it can be. According to The U.S. Department of Health and... Read More
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