GOOD REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING
It will probably help you to make a good decision if you understand the risks involved when you smoke — both to you and to those around you. Read the reasons below. When you decide to quit, get help
from Foothill Health Services.
There is NO SAFE Amount
The 2010 Surgeon General's Report
clearly states that there is no safe amount
of exposure to cigarette smoke, validating earlier findings and expanding and strengthening the science base, as well as describing in great detail the multiple ways that tobacco smoke damages every organ in the body,
resulting in disease and death. Read the evidence:
Secondhand Smoke KILLS
The World Health Organization (WHO)
reports: More than 600,000 deaths
per year worldwide are caused by second-hand smoke (SHS) — more than 1 percent of all deaths. 165,000 of these deaths are children. Read the evidence:
And if all that isn't enough —Another Reason to Stop:
ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA RISKS SPIKE with Smoking
Researchers analyzed health data of 21,123 Kaiser Permanente members. They found that compared with non-smokers, those who had smoked two packs of cigarettes a day increased their risk of developing Alzheimer's by more than 157 percent
and had a 172 percent
higher risk of developing vascular dementia. Read the evidence:
Links To Previous Pages
to go back to the Smoking Cessation page.
to learn about Foothill's smoke-free campus policy.