Clean Air Policy

 

Brewster Technical Center has designated smoking areas.

Brewster Technical Center is dedicated to providing a healthy environment in which we all can enjoy learning and working together.

Effective August 20th, 2013, smoking is limited to only designated areas on campus. Smoking is not allowed in indoor or outdoor areas including: sidewalks, parking lots, grounds, and recreational areas (unless officially designated as a smoking area).

 

Designated Smoking Areas on Brewster Technical Center Campus.

Together, we can make Brewster Technical Center a cleaner, healthier place for all.

Facts about Tobacco Use

  • Every year, cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 1 out of 5 deaths in the United States, or 433,000 people. (1)
  • Cigarette smoking results in 5.1 million years for potential life lost in the United States annually. (2)
  • Nicotine dependence is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States. Research suggests that nicotine is as active as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. (3)
  • People who begin smoking before the age of 21 have the hardest time quitting compared to those who begin later in life. (3)

Facts about Secondhand Smoke

  • Secondhand Smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke exhaled by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. (5)
  • While only approximately 45 million people smoke cigarettes in the United States, approximately 126 million non-smoking Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke. (4)
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to an estimated 49,400 deaths each year. (2)
  • Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20-30%. (4)

Ready to Quit?

5 Popular ways to quit

Quitting smoking now can greatly reduce your risk of cancer, emphysema, and other diseases caused by smoking. If you are interested in receiving help to kick the habit, please check out the following resources:

Tobacco-Free Florida

Call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)

American Lung Association

American Cancer Society

 

References

1. Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Ages >18 Years - United States 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2010.

2. Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses - United States, 2000-2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

3. Smoking and Tobacco Use: Smoking Cessation Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011.

4. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. A Report from the Surgeon General. US Department of Health and Human Services. 2006.

5. Secondhand Smoke and Cancer: National Cancer Institute Factsheet. National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice:

Information on this form is for Florida Department of Education reporting requirements ONLY. This information WILL NOT be used to determine program eligibility or admission. Courses and programs are offered as part of the adult education program of Hillsborough County Schools under the direction of the School Board of Hillsborough County.

No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity under the direction of the local education agency.

 

 

 

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