This July, Trilogy is proud to celebrate our second year as a smoke-free campus! Tobacco use kills 10 people per minute, which is nearly six million people per year. About 45% of annual tobacco-related deaths in the U.S. occur among patients with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Individuals who live below the poverty line are over 40% more likely to smoke than those above the poverty line and addiction is most likely to affect those with the least amount of information about the health risks and the least access to cessation services.
Today, Trilogy joined the American Cancer Society in support of their Great American Smokeout, an event which happens every year on the third Thursday of November. The American Cancer Society encourages smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout and to use it to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.