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On January 1, 2012, Queens College will participate in the Healthy CUNY Tobacco Free Initiative and become a completely Tobacco free campus.

Smokers can still smoke outside the campus but please be especially careful to avoid campus entryways. Second hand smoke can adversely affect fellow students or staff, especially those with pulmonary disease.

Health Benefits of Quitting:

  • 20 minutes - Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
  • 12 hours - The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
  • 2 weeks to 3 months - Circulation improves and lung function increases.
  • 1 to 9 months after quitting - Coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
  • 1 year after quitting - Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker.
  • 5 years after quitting - Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker. Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after 2-5 years.
  • 10 years after quitting - Risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx and pancreas decreases.
  • 15 years after quitting - Risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.

Quit to save - A pack of cigarettes in NYC costs more than $ 11. Smoking a pack a day costs more than $4,000 per year.  Quitting smoking can save your life and money. This chart shows you how much can you saved by quitting smoking.

Smoking Cessation Resources from the Health Services

  • Individual/group cessation counseling
  • NRT (Nicotine replacement therapy)- Limited supply.
  • Evaluation and referrals

For more information, call Queens College Health Services at 718-997-2760 or walk in to Frese Hall Room 310 during the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday when class is in sessions.

Some helpful organizations that offer quit smoking information and/or support are:

NYS Smokers’ Quitline

Nicotine Anonymous

American Heart Association
Quit Smoking Resources

Smoking & Tobacco Use

Free Help To Quit Smoking
Quit Smoking Today!
Forever Free: For smokers who have recently quit

My Last Dip
Help chewing tobacco users quit
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Smoking Cessation Program

Queens Hospital Center
Smoking Cessation Program

American Cancer Society

Guide to Quitting Smoking

American Lung Association
Stop Smoking

National Cancer Institute

NYC Quits

Become An EX Smoker
Re-learn life without cigarettes


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Office: 3rd Floor Frese Hall
Telephone: 718-997-2760
Fax: 718-997-2765

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