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Tobacco Addictions


The use of tobacco can cause harm to nearly every organ of the body and cause many different diseases. This can also impact people who are close to the smoker. People can easily become addicted to tobacco and it can be very challenging to quit.

Click here to take a brief online survey to assess if you have a dependence to tobacco.

Symptoms of tobacco addiction may include*:

  • One or more unsuccessful, attempts to stop smoking or using tobacco.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop, including physical and mood-related symptoms, such as strong cravings, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, frustration, anger, increased hunger, insomnia, constipation or diarrhea.
  • Smoking/using tobacco despite health problems.
  • Giving up social or recreational activities in order to smoke/use tobacco.

 

Additional Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mayo Clinic
smokefree.gov
The Real Cost
Colorado Quit Line

 

Tobacco Cessation Resources
The Health Center offers an exclusive program to all Auraria Campus Constituents to assist people who would like to quit using tobacco. This includes the preparing a quit plan, meeting with a medical provider and medications for tobacco cessation. For more information visit the website page.

*Information from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nicotine-dependence/home/ovc-20202596