Smoke Free Living Tips for a healthier lifestyle from the TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging

Tobacco Cessation

To get more information on the damaging effects of Tobacco and how you can quit, please visit the websites below (click on organization name to link to website) or call the numbers listed.

Pregnant Women


Quick Facts

  • Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in US
  • 1 in 5 deaths are due to tobacco use
  • In Texas, smoking costs $1800 per smoker per year in lost productivity
  • Employees who use tobacco are absent from work 7-10 more days per year than nonsmokers
  • Smoke breaks are disruptive, take time away from work, and may be viewed as unfair by fellow workers. One survey found that employees who take four 10 minute breaks a day to smoke actually work one month less per year than workers who don’t take smoke breaks.