Is smoking bad for your health? Most smokers would say yes.
JCC supports students and employees who want to quit using tobacco products. Tobacco cessation resources include:
American Lung Association and American Lung Association of the Northeast
Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence
Chautauqua County Department of Health, offering prevention services
Community Health Center of Buffalo
Freedom From Smoking, offered by the American Lung Association
New York State Smokers’ Quitline
Smoking Stops Here, offered by the state of Maryland
VA Western New York Healthcare System
WCA Hospital Wellness Program
Other resources, examining data and trends include:
"Selling a Poison By the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes" (New York Times, March 23, 2014).
The New York State Colleges Tobacco Free Initiative is a statewide partnership dedicated to encouraging and supporting colleges and universities to implement and effectively enforce 100% tobacco-free campus policies.
Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention (WATI) for JCC Students
JCC students who are trying to break free from smoking are invited, beginning in September 2013, to participate in an online research study being conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center. Participants in the yearlong study will be financially compensated for completing Web-Assisted Tobacco Intervention (WATI) surveys whether they quit smoking or not.
You are eligible to participate in the WATI program if you:
- are at least 18 years of age;
- are enrolled as a matriculated part-time or full-time student at JCC;
- currently smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day on at least 5 days per week OR have quit within the past 7 days and did smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day on at least 5 days per week;
- are thinking about quitting, ready to set a quit date, or are in the process of quitting and abstaining from tobacco
Other resources may be available through your healthcare provider or by contacting healthcare facilities in southwestern New York, including:
Brooks Memorial Hospital | Dunkirk, NY | 716.366.1111
Lake Shore Health Care Center | Irving, NY | 716.951.7000
Olean General Hospital | Olean, NY | 716.373.2600
WCA Hospital | Jamestown, NY | 716.487.0141
Westfield Memorial Hospital | Westfield, NY | 716.326.4921