Health and Wellness

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs

Smoke-Free:  With Every Minute, Everything Gets Better!

The Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy:

Smoking is prohibited in any university facility and on any university grounds. This includes all tobacco products and vaping devices.


Thinking About Quitting?

Did You Know?

  1. Nicotine from a cigarette reaches the brain in 8 seconds, which is faster than the time it takes for injected heroin or cocaine which take about 12 seconds.  (
  2. The effects of smoking lead to nearly one-fifth of deaths in the United States every year. (Centers for Disease and Control)
  3. 3,000 non-smoking adults die of diseases caused by exposure to second-hand smoke every year.  (
  4. Women who smoke more than half a pack a day may cause their own infertility or irregular menstrual cycles.  (
  5. After only 20 minutes of not smoking, your blood pressure drops back to normal.  (
  6. After 48 hours of not smoking, nerve endings start to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are enhanced.  (
  7. Among male health care professionals in the US, smoking 25 or more cigarettes a day appears to double the risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes.  (World Health Organization)
  8. Tobacco raises blood sugar making it harder to regulate diabetes.  (American Diabetes Association)

The Cost of Smoking in Dollars and Sense:

  • $5.00-$6.00 a pack/a day:  1 gallon of gasoline or a special coffee drink
  • 7 packs per week = $35.00:  A small vehicle tank of gas; dinner for two; a new article of clothing; an oil change for your car
  • 28 packs per month = $140.00:  New pair of workout shoes; concert tickets; a book for your class
  • 365 packs per year = $1,825.00:  Spring Break vacation; trip abroad; two undergraduate classes
  • 365 packs per year for 10 years = $18,250.00:  A new car; five semesters of IPFW tuition

Is smoking really worth it?