Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Although the adult smoking rate has declined to about 17%, currently more than 40 million Americans smoke. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke account for more than 480,000 deaths annually in the United States. Learn more about the effects of tobacco use and find related tobacco-related fact sheets at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/index.htm
- E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine which is known to be harmful to the developing brain and should not be used by teens or pregnant women. Little is known at this time about other risks of e-cigarette use. More information is available from the Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm456610.htm), National Institute on Drug Abuse (https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes), and smokefree.gov.
- The vast majority of smokers want to quit.
Tobacco/Smoking and Related Policies at ISU
Smoke-Free Campus – http://www.policy.iastate.edu/policy/smoking
Student Disciplinary Regulations (Code of Conduct) – http://www.policy.iastate.edu/policy/SDR