Tobacco was the leading cause of preventable death in the United States? More than 5 million people die annually because of tobacco. Even more sobering, current trends show that by 2030 tobacco will account for more than 8 million deaths annually. It is projected that more than 1 million current college students will die prematurely from tobacco use. Now is the time to act; 90 percent of all smokers start before age 18 and 99 percent of all smokers start before the age of 26. Help us make Penn's campus smoke-free! Explore the buttons below for more resources.
Are you a smoker? Would you like to quit? Schedule an appointment with Health and Wellness Educator Sandi Herman to discuss a holistic approach to becoming a non-smoker, through "WholeBreath Smoking Cessation." Sandi will assist you in becoming more aware of the patterns of your smoking habit, and provide you with strategies and techniques to make quitting possible. Click here for more information.
Want to know more about tobacco use and it's associated health and economic costs? Get the facts here.
Want to know more facts about smoking? Click here for an infographic courtesty of Emily Strupp! Vist the Center for Public Health Initiatives website here to learn more about their Smoke-Free Campus Program.