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Oregon State University smoking cessation program supports healthy student choices 

Jump to full article: The Oregonian blogs, 2011-11-04
Author: Theresa Hogue, Oregon State University OregonLive.com


As a teenager, Adam Fargher ignored peer pressure to smoke, but in college, the social appeal of cigarettes and conversation won him over. Now a junior in electrical engineering at Oregon State University, he started smoking pipes, eventually moving onto cigarettes.

Meanwhile his wife, who had given up years of cigarette smoking before she met him, quickly fell back into her old habits. . . .

So when Fargher saw a poster for a free tobacco cessation program through Student Health Services at OSU, he decided to reach out, even though it hurt his pride. . . .

Student Health Services is now able to offer free nicotine gum and patches to students thanks to a gift from PacificSource. . . .

The fact that OSU will become a smoke free campus on Sept. 1, 2012, has also influenced his decision. He thinks the move to a smoke free environment will help support the choices he's making, and will help others quit.

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