Residents notice an increased amount of advertisement and publicity to increase awareness regarding local tobacco activities and deceptive tobacco industry practices.The program has four essential components: Building Strong Communities Based Partnerships, including Diverse Partnerships Protecting Hoosiers from Environment Tobacco Smoke Reduce Youth Initiation to Tobacco Promoting and Using Cessation Resources
According to Bacchus and Gamma, smoking just 4 cigarettes can give a person a 90% chance of becoming addicted. Young adults, ages 18-24, are among the most targeted groups when it comes to tobacco use. An estimated 1 out of 9 college student's will die of a tobacco-related illness according to The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium.
In 2007, nearly two-thirds (60.9%) of students who ever smoked cigarettes daily tried to quit smoking cigarettes; however, among those who tried to quit, only 12.2% were successful. While the prevalence of success in quitting did not vary by sex or race/ethnicity, more students in 9th grade (22.9%) than in 10th grade (10.7%), 11th grade (8.8%) and 12th grade (10.0%) were successful at quitting. 31% of college students use tobacco and half of them would like to quit.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW from 8 am to midnight, 7 days-a-week to talk to a trained Quit Coach and receive immediate help. The Quit Coach will assess your level of addiction and propose a plan that is tailored to you. It's that simple.
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline will help you break your dependency on tobacco products, and it's FREE! They will answer any questions and show you the best way to quit.
You can also visit: TobaccoFreeU.org for more info and help.