Tobacco Policy

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, tobacco is the leading cause of disease and death in the United States.

All Mount Nittany Health facilities - including outside property - are tobacco free to ensure a safe, clean and healthy environment for our employees and patients.

This policy does not require people to quit tobacco use; it simply means that we do not provide designated areas for smoking or tobacco use anywhere inside or outside the properties of Mount Nittany Health.

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Coping with Smoking Withdrawal

For the first few days after you quit smoking, you may feel cranky, restless, depressed, or low on energy. These are symptoms of withdrawal. Your body needs time to recover from smoking. Your symptoms should lessen within a few days. Coping with the Urge to Smoke Deep-breathe. Inhale through your nose. Count to five. Slowly exhale through your mouth. Drink water. Try to drink eight or more 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Keep your hands busy. Wash your car. Draw. Do a puzzle. Build a birdhouse. Delay. The urge to smoke lasts only 3 to 5 minutes. Get Support Individual, group, and telephone counseling can help keep you on track. Ask your healthcare provider for more information about resources available to you. Control Stress After you qu...

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