Centennial Tobacco Free

Centennial is a Tobacco Free Campus.

Why????

"...persons with serious mental illness (SMI) are now dying 25 years earlier than the general population."  – National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness

Smokers with behavioral health disorders have:

  • more psychiatric symptoms
  • increased hospitalizations
  • and require higher dosages of medications

(Brown et al., 2000; Colton & Manderscheid, 2006; Dixon et al., 1999; Joukamaa et al., 2001; Osby et al., 2000; Dalack & Glassman, 1992; Desai, Seabolt, & Jann, 2001; Goff, Henderson, & Amico, 1992; Williams & Ziedonis, 2004; Ziedonis, Kosten, Glazer, & Frances, 1994)

Marketing to the marginalized: tobacco industry targeting of the homeless and mentally ill

Resources:

Colorado QuitLine Services