Tobacco-free campaign

Promoting tobacco-free educational institutions is a crucial initiative aimed at safeguarding the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff while fostering a conducive learning environment. Tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless forms, poses significant health risks and undermines academic and professional outcomes. Tobacco consumption is linked to a wide range of health problems. Smoking tobacco increases the risk of lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Tobacco use contributes to heart disease, stroke, and hypertension due to its impact on blood circulation and cholesterol levels. Smoking is a leading cause of various cancers, including lung, throat, mouth, and pancreatic cancer. Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of oral and esophageal cancers. Tobacco use during pregnancy increases the risk of complications such as premature birth, low birth weight, and birth defects. Smoking and tobacco addiction can impair cognitive function, concentration, and memory, thereby affecting academic performance. Tobacco-related illnesses and absenteeism can disrupt regular attendance and participation in classes and activities. Tobacco use contributes to littering and environmental pollution, impacting the cleanliness and aesthetics of educational campuses. Creating a tobacco-free environment supports the physical and mental well-being of students, staff, and visitors. Educational institutions serve as role models for healthy behaviors.

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