Dear USM smokers,
I am sure that all of us know how bad is smoking. Cancer, tar, carbon monoxide, nicotine...Now, smokers, let tell us what is(are) the benefit(s)?
Because it is cool (Chinese said it as 'yeng')?
Because of stress?
Because wanted to slim down?
Because my friend is smoking?
Because of curiosity, and now addicted?
I met up a smoker last week, she tell me that addicted to smoking is just nonsense. "I never smoke in front of my family for a week during school holidays, and i didn't feel like smoking too." Of course, some heavy smoker may have withdrawal symptom. She added, is a person really decided to quit smoking, it hardy fail then.
USM started a Quit Smoking Clinic in year 2002 in Pusat Sejahtera (2nd floor). Due to lack of man power, the clinic (which is just a room) is operating only on Thursday 3-5pm. Smokers walked in voluntarily with different reasons for example, a lecturer wanted to quit smoking because his spouse is pregnant, a gang of contract worker wanted to quit because smoking is expensive, a retired staff wanted to quit because of his health problem......
You can have the weekly lung capacity check (where usually smoker's lung age will be 10 years more older than their actual age) to keep track on the Caobon Monoxide level in your lung. Besides, free nicotine gum, patches and pills are also provided to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Dr Norlela (in charge person of the clinic) said that they spend nearly RM 1000 on each participant who wanted to quit smoking.
the Quit Smoking Clinic
nicotine gums, patches and pills to help smokers from withdrawal symptom
With all the tools that USM provide for you, so what is your reason not to quit smoking?
You can make a difference.