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
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