Tobacco users face serious health risks regardless of age or when they started using tobacco. But the good news is that improved health can occur in as little as 20 minutes after quitting. People who have quit using tobacco report having more energy, lowered stress (from lack of nicotine withdrawals), increased ability to breathe and exercise, experience less illness, and lower their risk of developing fatal diseases linked to tobacco use.
Since September 1, 2012, smoking is no longer be permitted on OSU’s Corvallis campus. If you need help quitting find out about the Tobacco Cessation Program at Student Health Services, which is free for students and only $20 on first visit, $10 on follow-up visits for faculty and staff. Participants can get free nicotine gum or patches in support of their decision to quit.
Additional Quit Resources
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-Quit-Now)
PEBB Quit for Life Program (1-866-784-8454)
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Healthy Campus Initiative Smoke-Free Program Coordinator Adam Race at firstname.lastname@example.org