Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. People who use tobacco products or are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are at an increased risk because chemicals in tobacco products contain more than 60 known carcinogens, according to the American Cancer Society.
Worldwide tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
Quinnipiac is committed to supporting our students, faculty and staff who need assistance to quit smoking. The university will offer smoking cessation programs as we transition to a tobacco-free university.