Permian Basin Community Centers is now a Tobacco Free Campus.
Use of any tobacco products is not permitted on any of our grounds.
PBCC is committed to maintaining healthy and safe environments for our staff and our consumers. Tobacco use in any form, by any person, shall be prohibited in or on any facility grounds owned, leased or operated by PBCC.
Facts About Tobacco Use
- Tobacco kills. In fact, tobacco is the #1 cause of preventable death in Austin and Travis County. Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
- Tobacco use causes more deaths than AIDS, crack, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents, fire, suicide, and murder—combined. Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
- In 2008, almost 600 deaths in Travis County were caused by cigarettes and other tobacco products—that's an average of 11 people every week. Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
- 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in the U.S. is caused by smoking. US Dept. of Health and Human Services
- According to recent data, Texans pay about $7.5 billion each year to cover health-care costs related to tobacco use—or about $750 per household every year. Penn State
- Smokeless tobacco is harder to quit than cigarettes. One can of snuff gives you as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Facts About Secondhand Smoke
- There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. 2010 Surgeon General's Report—How Tobacco Causes Disease
- A person sitting within three to six feet of a smoker outdoors can be exposed to levels of secondhand smoke similar to those indoors. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association
- Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known cancer-causing agents. Ingredients include cyanide, mercury, lead, arsenic, ammonia, and formaldehyde. US Surgeon General’s Report
Contact the Texas Tobacco Quitline for free and confidential counseling services, support and information: 1-877-937-7848