- An estimated 440,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking. Smoking is responsible for an estimated one in five U.S. deaths and costs the U.S. over $150 billion each year in health care costs and lost productivity.
- Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer.
- Secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke.
- GVSU Smoking Policy
Sources: US Department of Health & Human Services; American Lung Association
RESOURCES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Tobacco Cessation Product Options
As part of the new health care reform, tobacco use screenings and cessation interventions are available without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance.
If you choose to use an over the counter (OTC) product such as a patch system or gum you can use your HSA account to cover the cost of these products.
Have a craving? Get help to stay on track, call 1-800-788-8630 to talk to a counselor right now! This is a free service for all benefit eligible Faculty and Staff.
American Lung Association
American Cancer Society-Guide to Quitting
Become an EX: We all know WHY we should quit smoking. This is about HOW to quit.
Priority Health Resources & Worksheets
Quit Smoking Action Plan
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free America
- WebMD Smoking Cessation Center
Page last modified July 8, 2013