Tobacco – Free Campus In today’s day and age, there has been many rules and policies put into place to limit the amount of tobacco that is being consumed in public places such as work and school grounds. York Technical College is no different. York Technical College prohibits the use of all tobacco products including “vaping dispensers” and “electronic cigarettes”. The tobacco policy that is stated in York Technical College Catalog & Handbook is concise and reasonable. Not only is the policy clear as it is also up to date with the new inventions of smokeless tobacco.
The American College Health Association recommends that colleges and universities "Develop a strongly worded tobacco policy that reflects the best practices in tobacco prevention, cessation, and control.” More and more colleges need to push the Tobacco free
To understand the current culture of smoking at Wilkes University, research about smoking among college students was analyzed, a survey was given to the University body, and a national smoke-free day was held to promote a wave of change towards a smoke-free campus culture. During the Fall 2015 semester, the well-being of Wilkes University was improved with the establishment of a smoking policy. The health problems associated with smoking are reasons why establishing policies on college campuses are necessary.It is no secret that smoking tobacco can harm nearly every organ in the body. Specifically, smoking tobacco can cause autoimmune diseases, affect bone density, harm blood cells and damage the function of the heart. It can also negatively
In today’s society we have come to the freedom of choice. That includes freedom of choosing schools you wish to attend or what you do to your body, including smoking and using tobacco. At FSU they are taking steps in becoming a tobacco free campus. Tobacco products are a harm to your because they will hurt your mind and body. They can corrupt your future and change your whole career goals. They can detriment your family now and your future family you plan on having later. Banning tobacco and smoking at FSU and on school campuses will help everyone now and in the future.
Did you know, smoking causes more than” 440,000 deaths” per year? (“Effects of Tobacco” 1). That is an overwhelming number of deaths that could be prevented if only the individuals did not use tobacco. As of 2008, East Tennessee State University has adopted a tobacco-free policy for not only the safety of students, but their overall mental and physical health as well. That policy has been increasing on college campuses at a nationwide level. As of 2009, the American College Health Association adopted a position statement on a no tobacco use policy that encourages colleges and universities to become 100% tobacco free. As you can assume this has caused major debates on whether these policies should be established or not. In our current society, because of the policy many schools have chosen to be a part of that movement. There are 1,713 smoke free campuses and 1,427 100% tobacco free campuses in the United States. These numbers are substantial. There are many reasons that campuses should adapt tobacco-free policies on their university school grounds. Tobacco should be banned from ETSU, and other college campuses because it is a health hazard to the smokers and bystanders, it encourages individuals to stop smoking or never to start, and it makes the transition from school to the career field much easier.
The smoke-free policy at the University of Texas at Austin and the presence of such signs around campus helps prevent college students from beginning to smoke, contributing to the future health of students, and prevents the ill effects of secondhand smoke on everyone on
Advocating for a smoke-free campus to a greater extent would address some issues that we the students get from the effects of tobacco use and smoking cigarettes.it is also of much significance for the policy makers within the school authoritative bodies to enact and implement policies (Wechsler, Lee & Rigotti, 2007). On the other hand, students need to be sensitized to the aspect of smoking by health practitioners coming and talking to students and staff as a whole. Lastly, it is also a recommendation for the campuses to put into their curriculum studies regarding matters of health especially smoking and taking of alcohol (Moore, Yeatman & Pollard,
Kadey Welch Assignment #7 SPH-B 316 11/5/2015 Psychoactive Substance Problem in the U.S. Involving Tobacco Cigarettes are the most important substance to address in the United States because they are not only extremely addictive, but they have the potential to cause a variety of serious health conditions and affect individuals who are close to and care for the user. Tobacco use poses a serious health threat especially among the young population of America and has significant implications for the nation’s public and economic health in the future. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the impact of cigarette smoking on the economy is huge. Seventy-five percent of American health care money spent is due to the effects of tobacco causing various chronic diseases. Such diseases include, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, congenital defects, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, birth defects, etc. “Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduced the health of smokers in general” (CDC, 2015).
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) published a list of campuses that have comprehensive tobacco-free or smoke-free policies in place. As of April 1, 2016, there were 1,483 100% smoke-free campuses, of which 1,137 - more than two-thirds! -- were fully tobacco-free. In addition, a rapidly growing number of 823 now also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, anywhere on campus. Smoking on campus should be banned, because it affects people who have asthma and secondhand smokers, cigarettes smells terrible, and it’s a safety hazard.
According to CDC (2011) smoking is not only the leading cause of preventable deaths, smoking aggravates the seriousness of other pathologies, creating health complications that need additional medical care, and requiring additional expense on the part of individuals and the taxpayers that support State and Federal health systems. Chronic illnesses, especially those that can lead to morbidity, the hours that employee can work and be productive. Therefore, there are additional costs to individuals and to the greater society. These additional costs and reductions in productivity can be avoided if States reinvest in smoking cessation campaigns at levels equal to or higher than in the 21st century. According to CDC (2011) and Werner (2008) smoking not only costs money, it takes off ten to fourteen years from the normal life expectancy of the smoker and those that are exposed to second hand smoke regularly.
The American Heart Association reports an even gloomier number, “Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for more than 440,000 of the more than 2.4 million annual deaths. Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing a number of chronic disorders. (AHA, 2005).
Tobacco Nicotine use is a leading preventable cause of death in the world, directly and indirectly responsible for 440,000 deaths per year. The health problems that result in tobacco use tally an annual of $75 billion in direct medical costs (Slovic 36). That money spent on medical problems for smokers should be used to pay for more important things in our society such as schools, libraries, childcare, etc.
Every year around half million people die from smoking tobacco or exposure to secondhand smoke (CDC). Tobacco use is an epidemic that cannot be stopped right away; however, many countries in the world are aware of this problem and have created new regulations that will prevent and reduce the number of smokers, hopefully in time. New polices have been implemented in schools, universities, indoor and outdoor places. Now, smoke-free or tobacco- free laws are posted in almost all colleges around the United States. Texas Wesleyan University is a private institution that finally made its decision to join the agreement of free campus smoking policies, beginning in January 2013. Nevertheless, the institution adopted this polices for three specific
In relation with national smoking habits of traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, this paper analyzing smoking habits of the Ohio State University students. Many campuses, including the Ohio State University, have implemented tobacco free polices to promote healthier lifestyles for students, employees and visitors (Tobacco Free OSU). In early 2014, Ohio State issued the tobacco free policy, which prohibits all tobacco-derived products on university own property and buildings. The 2016 autumn semester was the first time Ohio State implemented required on-campus living for freshmen and sophomore students. Considering that on-campus housing follow the tobacco free policy, this may constrain students from engaging in tobacco smoking behavior.
Deaths caused by smoking have reached epidemic proportions. In the United States alone, 430,000 people die annually from smoking-related illnesses such as cancers and lung disease. Stephen Jay, chair of the Department of Public Health at Indiana University School of Medicine, states that tobacco’s “human toll far exceeds the Black Death of the 14th century, the global influenza pandemic of 1918–19, and the modern tragedy of HIV-AIDS.”