If you smoke, quitting is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and lower your risk of smoking-related health problems. Here are some resources to help you get started:
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THINKING ABOUT QUITTING?
READY TO TAKE ACTION AND STOP SMOKING?
FACTS ABOUT TOBACCO USE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
From 1993 to 1997, the prevalence of current (30-day) cigarette smoking rose by 27.8% in the college population. (Wechsler et al, 1998)
- 28.5% of college students are current smokers. (Ibid.)
- 28% of college smokers began to smoke regularly at or after age 19, at which point most were already in college. (Ibid.)
- Half of the current college smokers had tried unsuccessfully to quit in the previous year. (Ibid.)
- Tobacco companies have recently shifted their marketing strategies to target college students. (Adler et all, 2000)
- Cigarettes are the tobacco product of choice for college students. (Rigotti et al, 2000)
- College students are occasional cigar smokers. Less than 1% of current (past 30-day) cigar users smoked them daily. Currently, 8.5% of college smokers smoke cigars. (Ibid.)
- Cigar smoking is more popular among students who consider fraternities, sororities, and attending sporting events important. (Ibid.)
- Students’ perception of peer smoking is higher than the actual rate. For example, a survey conducted at the University of Washington showed that students thought that 94.4% of the student body smoked. In reality, only 34.4% of the student body smoked. (University of Washington, 1999)
Adler RK, Lewis MJ, Slade JD. Tobacco Marketing to the College Aged Population: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Boston, MA: American Public Health Association Conference Presentation. November 15, 2000.
Rigotti NA, Lee JE, Wechsler H. US College Students’ Use of Tobacco Products: Results of a National Survey. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2000; 284:699-705.
Wechsler H, Rigotti NA, Gledhill-Hoyt J, Lee H. Increased levels of cigarette use among college students: a cause for national concern. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998; 280:1673-1678.
University of Washington Student Affairs Office, Student Life and Substance Abuse Survey, 1999.
NATIONAL NETWORK OF TOBACCO CESSATION QUITLINESPhone: 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) TTY 1-800-332-8615
The toll-free numbers are single access points to the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Callers are automatically routed to a state-run quitline, if one exists in their area. If there is no state-run quitline, callers are routed to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) quitline, where they may receive:
- Help with quitting smoking
- Informational materials mailed to you
- Referrals to other resources
DALLAS NICOTINE ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Location: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 3200 Inwood Road, Dallas TX 75220
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Nicotine Anonymous Step Study
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