Smoking is bad for your health, there is no avoiding that fact! But just because you are a smoker does not mean that you are a bad person and not worthy to be a doctor, nurse, physio etc...
If you do smoke we would ask that you be considerate of those students who don’t and try not to blow smoke in their face...
Smoking is not permitted anywhere onsite at any time. The Student Union Exec are very concerned about the safety implications for our smoking students should they be forced to leave the entire site, especially at night, to go for a cigarette.
We recommend that should you need to leave the building to smoke during unsociable hours, you do not go alone.
For advice on quitting contact the NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0 169, or check out the What help can I get to give up smoking? page.
Just a few of the health risks (as if you haven’t heard it all before):
- Lung cancer
- Heart/Vascular disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Cancer of the mouth, larynx and oesophagus
If you are still having a problem with these concepts try checking out the pathology museum...!
Main effects of:
Nicotine: Increases metabolic rate and heart rate, suppresses appetite, is sedative and has relaxing effect. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability, depression, anxiety, restlessness, poor concentration, hunger, dizziness and craving.
Carbon monoxide: Reduces circulating levels of O2 as it has a greater affinity for haemoglobin
Tar: Contains over 4000 chemicals which are either toxic, irritant or carcinogenic. Destroys cilia in main airways.