The Indiana Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) is a free phone-based counseling service that helps Indiana tobacco users quit. Are you ready to stop smoking? Simply call 1-800-QUIT-NOW from 8am to 3am, 7 days-a-week to talk to a trained Quit Coach and receive immediate benefits, like a free two-week supply of nicotine patches or gum.
Smoke Free Air
The Tobacco-Free Life Organization is a leading organization with a mission to save lives by ending worldwide disease, damage and death caused by tobacco. This is accomplished through research, education and advocacy. You can find an array of information regarding smoking and being tobacco free on their website:
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Everyone Deserves Smoke free Air! Smoke free air is good for health and good for the community!
Consider the risks.....
- Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 53,000 deaths annually due to heart disease, lung disease and other related diseases.
- Although 76 percent of white collar workers are covered by smoke free policies, just 52 percent of blue collar workers and 43 percent of food service workers benefit from these protections.
- The medical costs and economic losses to nonsmokers suffering from lung cancer or heart disease due to secondhand smoke are estimated to total nearly $6 billion a year in the U.S.
- For every 8 smokers who die from smoking, one nonsmoker is killed by secondhand smoke.
- Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke
Other Forms of Tobacco
This information is provided in collaboration with the Purdue Student Wellness Office and the American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists at Purdue.
What are they?
- Battery operated devices that resemble regular cigarettes
- Function by vaporizing a nicotine solution to create a mist that is then inhaled by the user
- Available in a variety of flavors and different nicotine strengths
- May contain cancer-causing chemicals and toxic chemicals such as anti-freeze
- Quality and amount of nicotine and other chemicals in these products is not regulated
- Advertized amounts of nicotine sometimes differ from the actual concentration within the cartridge
A Safe Alternative to Cigarettes? The e-cigarette still contains nicotine and many toxic substances found in regular cigarettes which could cause cancer. Since nicotine is still present the risk of addiction is the same as regular cigarettes.
What is it?
- A device used to smoke specially made tobacco in a variety of flavors
- Designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through the tube
Hazards: Hookah smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems, nicotine dependence and low birth weight in babies.
A Safe Alternative to Cigarettes? In a typical 60 minute hookah smoking session, a person can inhale as much smoke as a cigarette smoker inhales from 100 cigarettes. In this session, a hookah smoker takes in more nicotine and toxic substances than someone who would be smoking a regular cigarette.
What is it?
- Tobacco product place in the mouth where it dissolves to release the tobacco
- Products come in pellet, strip, and stick form and are spit-free
Hazards: Similar to users of spit or chew tobacco, the use of dissolvables may pose health risks such as cancer (lip, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, pancreas and stomach) and mouth disease.
A Safe Alternative to Cigarettes?
- May contain up to three times the amount of nicotine found in one cigarette
- Smokers may get a higher nicotine dose than they are used to, leading to possible nicotine poisoning
- Dissolvable products contain cancer causing substances
For more information about secondhand smoke, quitting smoking, and other tobacco prevention resouces, please contact:
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coalition