We are proud to announce our commitment to a Tobacco-Free/Smoke-Free XU. The Tobacco-Free/Smoke-Free Policy is part of an ongoing effort to create a healthy environment for all individuals who live, learn, visit and work on our campus.
Prior to smoking cessation coaching, participants will meet with a health care provider in Student Health Services. Here a medical screening (i.e. medical history, blood pressure, etc.) will be done and any medical concerns discussed. Screenings are available Monday 'Äì Friday 8:30AM 'Äì 4:30PM The participant is then referred to the Counseling & Wellness Center.
Make your appointment for an individual or group smoking cessation coaching session through XU Counseling & Wellness Center(504)520-7315.
|20 Minutes After Quitting Your heart rate drops.|
|2 Weeks to 3 Months Your heart attack risk begins to drop. Your lung function begins to improve.|
|1 Year Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.|
|5 Years Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker's 5-15 years after quitting.|
|10 Years Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker's. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.|
|15 Years Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker's.|