Link to KISS Home PageK-Staters Inspired to be tobacco-free. be kissable be energetic be richer be an insider Reasons to stop using tobacco:
better breath, more energy, save money,
not have to go outside to smoke

Ask Me! - 2,560 *

What you can do if you are ready to quit...

Consult with Lafene Health Center Health Promotion staff for support and assistance to develop a personal program to become tobacco free. Call 785.532.6595.

Use nicotine replacement therapy, (as desired) such as Nicotine patches or Nicotine gum as a temporary a cessation for the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Avoid people and places where you are tempted to smoke.
Alter things/habits that you "paired" with smoking, i.e., change walking routes, switch to water or pop instead of coffee.
Alternatives available instead of cigarettes, such as carrot sticks, stick cinnamon, hard candy, sugar-free gum.
Activities like exercise, gardening, other hobbies to keep you busy and distracted.

Seek outside help:
Online quit smoking programs

Online pamphlets and resource links

    Sources:
  • Tobacco Use Reduction Guide for Colleges and Universities: Spring 2000, Office of Health Promotion Virginia Commonwealth University
  • American Cancer Society
  • Centers for Disease Control

Cope with cravings by using the 4 D's

  1. Deep breaths
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Do something else
  4. Delay the urge

The urge to smoke WILL PASS...
whether you smoke or NOT!!

* The number of people who are current K-State students who will die prematurely of a tobacco-related illness based on premature death percentage and Fall 2010 enrollment. It is predicted that there will be 2,560 K-Staters who die prematurely due to tobacco use.

(Calculation based on formula from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Campus, American Cancer Society)

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than
alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car crashes, fires and AIDS COMBINED!

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