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
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