UNH Making Strides To Become A Smoke Free Campus

August 8, 2016

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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 cancers, which is a frightening and significant amount.

The goal of a smoke free campus is to eliminate all tobacco use throughout the campus. This is not only beneficial to the health of students and staff, but the college or university also benefit. With the elimination of smoking, campuses save money on facilities, maintenance and the risk of fires is also reduced.

As UNH is moving towards becoming a smoke free campus, it is also making advances in accommodating student and faculty’s concerns regarding their health. This modification of our campus will be beneficial to everyone and is something that everyone can be proud of when it is achieved. There are currently resources at Health Services that can help individuals quit their bad habit. Some of these include education, counseling and free quit kits.  

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