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Regulation - Tobacco

As of August 2015, SJSU is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus. For more information see Presidential Directive (PD1014-01).

The dangers of smoking are well documented:

  • Tobacco, both smoked and smokeless, is the leading cause of cancers of the cheeks, gums, palate, tongue and lips.
  • A one-pack-a-day smoker increases their chances of cancer of the esophagus by as much as 500%.
  • Cigarette smokers are ten times more likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers.
  • Cancer is not the only disease associated with smoking.
  • Cigarette smokers are twice as likely to get peptic ulcers as are non-smokers.
  • Nicotine is a powerful constrictor of blood vessels and small arteries and results in the restriction of oxygen flow to the heart and elsewhere.
  • Heart attacks and strokes are results of oxygen restriction.
  • Smoking more than 1/2 pack daily is also associated with higher incidence of infertility in women.
  • Babies born to women who smoke are lighter and smaller than those born to non-smokers. This is important because birth weight is a predictor of infant health.

For tobacco cessation services, contact:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Individual and Groups (FREE to SJSU students)

408-924-5910

  • Student Health Center- Wellness and Health Promotion

408-924-6202

www.sjsu.edu/wellness/tobacco

  • Low Cost Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT):

Patches and gum are available at Student Health Center Pharmacy

408-924-6115

  • California Smoker's Helpline

1-800-662-8887 (1-800-NO-BUTTS)

  • VA-San Jose Community Clinic

408-363-3000

http://www.paloalto.va.gov/locations/sanjose.asp