Health Benefits

Tulsa Community College actively promotes the health and well-being of its students and employees. Numerous Federal studies demonstrate a correlation between tobacco use and health concerns. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, low-level exposure to tobacco smoke, even secondhand smoke, leads to rapid problems with the cardiovascular system that increases the risk of heart attack or stroke. Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 chemicals known to cause cancer. The health benefits of ceasing the use of tobacco have been well documented.

Browse these resources:

Smoke-free Living Benefits & Milestones from the American Heart Association

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/QuitSmoking/QuittingSmoking/Smoke-free-Living-Benefits-Milestones_UCM_322711_Article.jsp

Learn why you should quit smoking from the American Heart Association

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/QuitSmoking/QuittingSmoking/Why-Quit-Smoking_UCM_307847_Article.jsp

Quitting yields immediate benefits – starting in just 20 minutes! Learn how you can benefit from your “Tobacco Free Day One” in this timeline from the American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/guide-to-quitting-smoking-benefits

Smoking cessation is associated with lowered risk for cancer, coronary and heart disease, stroke, respiratory symptoms and other medical conditions. Learn more from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/quitting/index.htm

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