2016年正值世界卫生组织《烟草控制框架公约》在我国生效满十周年。据中国疾病预防控制中心的调查,公众对吸烟及二手烟危害的认识有所提高,公众(包括吸烟者)高度支持无烟政策。但目前中国烟草流行依然严峻,造成的危害依然严重。
据统计,这十年里中国死于烟害的人数达到了一千一百多万人。在世界范围内,烟草流行仍是人类迄今所面临的最大公共卫生威胁之一,吸烟每年使近600万人失去生命,其中有500多万人属于直接使用烟草者,另外有60多万人属于二手烟受害者。
  
 
烟草燃烧的烟雾中含有7000多种已知的化学物质,其中的有毒物和致癌物可造成吸烟者成瘾,并通过DNA损伤、炎症刺激等损害身体的各个器官系统,导致肺癌及多种恶性肿瘤。还会导致各种心脑血管疾病,如冠心病、脑出血、脑梗塞等。对男性而言,长期吸烟可导致睾丸损伤,使精子退化和造成男性性功能障碍等疾病。女性吸烟除了可产生月经紊乱、痛经、雌激素低下及绝经期提前等问题,还会使一些疾病如冠心病的发生风险加剧。孕妇吸烟可引起胎儿健康损害及发育障碍。
  
 吸烟不仅危害您自己,更危害您周围的人的健康。经过全世界科学家上万个科学研究证明,非吸烟者被动吸入二手烟后罹患冠心病的风险增加25%-30%,罹患肺癌的风险提高20%-30%。为了防止二手烟的危害,世界卫生组织指出:实施“100%无烟环境”是唯一能够有效保护人群免遭二手烟危害的手段。停止吸烟后,血液中的尼古丁立即开始下降。与继续吸烟对比,戒烟一年者,心脏病发作的危险性减少50%;戒烟5年,脑卒中死亡率与不吸烟者不再有差异;口腔、咽部癌肿发生率下降50%;戒烟15年后,吸烟对你的危害将不再存在。
  UIC是一所无烟大学,学校有“无烟校园”守则,规定校内所有区域都是非吸烟区。全体师生和来访者都要遵守无烟守则,不能在校园内吸烟。违规的学生将可能受到学生纪律委员会的记过处分。对于违规的教职员,将由学校相关部门处理。对于违规的访客,在劝阻无效下,将会被要求离开本校区域。UIC的每一位员工和学生都有权要求他人停止在校园内吸烟。为了确保校园内所有人免于直接或间接受到烟草的影响,UIC无烟运动小组向全体师生共同倡议:要关爱自己和他人健康,拒绝二手烟。请大家共同行动起来,实现UIC无烟新环境。

2016 is the 10th anniversary of entry into
force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in China.  According to
the survey of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, public
awareness of the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke has increased. The
public (smokers included) highly support the Smoke Free Policy. But at present,
China's tobacco epidemic is still grim, the harm is still serious . According to
statistics, in the past ten years, the number of people killed by tobacco
reached about 11 million in china. In the worldwide, the tobacco epidemic is one
of the greatest public health threats that humanity has ever faced. Nearly 6
million people lost their lives every year, of which 5 million due to the direct
use of tobacco, and about 60 thousand are victims of secondhand smoke.

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 kinds of chemical substances,
including toxic and carcinogenic that cause smoking addiction. It can damage
each organ system of the body via several means, such as DNA damage and
inflammation irritation. Smoking can cause lung cancer and other malignant
tumors. It can also lead to various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases,
such as coronary heart disease, cerebral hemorrhage, and cerebral infarction.
For men, long-term smoking can cause testicular damage that made sperm
degeneration and cause male sexual dysfunction and other diseases. Female
smoking can cause menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, low estrogen and early
menopause. It will increase the incidence risk of some diseases such as coronary
heart disease. Smoking during Pregnancy can cause fetal health impairment and
developmental disorders.
Smoking is not only harmful to themselves, but also
to the health of others. Scientific all over the world thought tens of thousands
of research proved that, non-smokers after passive exposure to second-hand
smoke, the risk of coronary heart disease increased 25%-30%. The risk of lung
cancer increased 20%-30%. In order to prevent the hazards of secondhand smoke,
WHO pointed out that, the implementation of the "100% smoke-free environment" is
the only effectively means to protect people. After stopped smoking, nicotine in
the blood starts to drop immediately. Compare to the continuing smoking, one
year after stop smoking, the risk of heart attack reduced to 50%. 5 years after
quitting, the risk is no different in stroke mortality; the risk of oral cancer、
pharyngeal cancer incidence decreased by 50%. 15 years after quitting smoking,
the damage of smoking will no longer exist.
UIC is a smoke-free university
and has a "smoke free campus" code, all areas within the school are non-smoking
areas.all teachers, students and visitors are not allowed to smoke in the
campus. Students who violate the rules will be punished by the student
disciplinary committee. Staffs that violate the rules will be punished by the
relevant departments. If visitors smokes in the campus and do not listen to
dissuade, will be asked to leave the school area. Everyone in UIC has the right
to ask others to stop smoking on campus. In order to ensure that all people in
the UIC campus free from direct or indirect impact of tobacco, UIC smoking free
campaign work-group initiative: care for health, refuse second-hand smoke.
Please act together to achieve UIC new smoke-free environment.