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Tobacco Education

Over 70% of Holy Cross students never smoke!
... and more than 80% of students do not smoke on a regular basis!

But Holy Cross also cares about the:

  • 18% of students who do smoke,
  • the students who smoke socially at parties,
  • the other member in the Holy Cross community who smoke, and
  • the members of the Holy Cross Community who are concerned for someone they care about.

Did you know...

  • New research shows that some people will become addicted to nicotine within just days of starting to smoke. This includes smokers who described themselves as “monthly smokers.” (Behavioral Nueroscience)
  • Lung cancer for women has surpassed breast cancer; 67,000 women die from lung cancer each year. (American Cancer Society)
  • Smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in this county. (American Cancer Society)