Health and Wellness

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs

Smoke-Free IPFW:  With Every Minute, Everything Gets Better!

The IPFW Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy:

Smoking is prohibited in any university facility and on any university grounds. 

A copy of the tobacco and smoke-free policy and enforcement information can be
found online at,  click on policies.


Thinking About Quitting?

The IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic provides one-to-one counseling to assist with smoking cessation. 

Contact:  Heather Krull, MSN, FNP-BC at 481-5748


    Did You Know?

    1. Nicotine from a cigarette reaches the brain in 8 seconds, which is faster than the time it takes for injected heroin or cocaine which take about 12 seconds.  (
    2. The effects of smoking lead to nearly one-fifth of deaths in the United States every year. (Centers for Disease and Control)
    3. 3,000 non-smoking adults die of diseases caused by exposure to second-hand smoke every year.  (
    4. Women who smoke more than half a pack a day may cause their own infertility or irregular menstrual cycles.  (
    5. After only 20 minutes of not smoking, your blood pressure drops back to normal.  (
    6. After 48 hours of not smoking, nerve endings start to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are enhanced.  (
    7. Among male health care professionals in the US, smoking 25 or more cigarettes a day appears to double the risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes.  (World Health Organization)
    8. Tobacco raises blood sugar making it harder to regulate diabetes.  (American Diabetes Association)

    The Cost of Smoking in Dollars and Sense:

    • $5.00 a pack/a day:  1 gallon of gasoline or a special coffee drink
    • 7 packs per week = $35.00:  A small vehicle tank of gas; dinner for two; a new article of clothing; an oil change for your car
    • 28 packs per month = $140.00:  New pair of workout shoes; concert tickets; a book for your class
    • 365 packs per year = $1,825.00:  Spring Break vacation; trip abroad; two undergraduate classes
    • 365 packs per year for 10 years = $18,250.00:  A new car; five semesters of IPFW tuition

    Is smoking really worth it?