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Reasons to Stop Smoking

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Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 (1 in 5) deaths each year in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking can lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases (emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction), and diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More than 16 million American suffer from a disease caused by smoking.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cigarette smoking is responsible for an estimated 41,000 deaths per year in the United States resulting from secondhand smoke exposure.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Each day, about 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that by 2030, it will be more than 8 million.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, about 30 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Glantz, S.A. Parmely, W., “Passive Smoking and Heart Diseases: Epidemiology, Physiology, and Biochemistry,” Circulation, 1991; 83(1); 1-12;

Two-thirds of students prefer to attend a tobacco-free college.

www.Smokefreeoregon.com

1 in 5 students have experienced some immediate health impact from exposure to secondhand smoke.

5 .Sparks, M., Bell, R.A., Sparks, A., Sutfin, E.L. (2012), Creating a Healthier Campus: A Comprehensive Manual for Implementing Tobacco-Free Policies: Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest School of Medicine.

There is no evidence that enrollment has declined at any of the colleges and universities that have gone tobacco-free.

www.Smokefreeoregon.com

Discarded cigarette butts are a fire hazard and diminish the beauty of the campus.