Commit to Quit

Why Quit?

Cigarette smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. Billions of dollars are spent on tobacco related health care expenses each year. College-aged individuals are at the highest risk for becoming tobacco users. This explains why many colleges and universities around the country are becoming smoke and tobacco-free. If this isn’t enough to convince you, look at some additional facts about smoking:

  • Smokers reduce their life expectancy by an average of 14 years.
  • Smokers are at higher risk of catching colds, flu and other diseases.
  • Cigarettes and secondhand smoke include chemicals such as ammonia, arsenic, cyanide and formaldehyde.
  • Smoking is the cause of every 1 in 5 deaths in the United States.
  • Secondhand smoke causes thousands of deaths each year.
  • Smoking is expensive.
  • Truth
  • The Real Cost