- Tobacco use has long been recognized as a health hazard.
- Its use has become less socially acceptable over the last several decades.
- Because of these health concerns and the decline in social acceptance, as well as SUNY Cortland’s reputation for fostering health and wellness, it has been decided that a tobacco-free SUNY Cortland is appropriate.
One priority for the College is to be recognized as a national leader in health and wellness. The implementation of this policy is one step toward accomplishing this objective.
Colleges That Have Tobacco-free Campuses
See which institutions of higher education have established tobacco-free policies.
Watch These Videos
The videos include tips from former smokers, testimonials from people who suffered from second-hand smoke, the dangers of smokeless tobacco products and more.
The Benefits of Quitting
You likely already know why stopping the use of tobacco is a good idea.
- The health risks associated with tobacco use are well known.
- There are also financial and social benefits.
The National Library of Medicine summarizes the benefits of quitting.
Quitting Will Save You Money and Your Health
- $86,000 over a lifetime for a 24-year old female smoker.*
- $183,000 over a lifetime for a 24-year old male smoker.*
These estimates* include
- the purchase of cigarettes
- costs related to death and disability
- other medical costs
- Social Security
- cost of life insurance
Find Out Your Cost
Calculate the cost of smoking cigarettes at the American Cancer Society website.
Whether you use cigarettes, cigars, a pipe or chewing tobacco the Cost of Smoking Calculator will tell you how much it costs.
Links were active as of Nov. 29, 2012.
*Estimates vary depending on exactly what’s calculated and how and when the calculations are done. Sloan, F. A., Ostermann, J., Piccone, G., Conover, C., & Taylor, D. H. (2004). The price of smoking, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.