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The Egalitarian

The student news site of Houston Community College

The Egalitarian

The student news site of Houston Community College

The Egalitarian

The Egalitarian salutes HCCs Spring 2024 graduates
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The Egalitarian salutes HCC's Spring 2024 graduates
Egalitarian Staff May 15, 2024
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My HCC Experience
Julia Perez May 9, 2024
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Katy Texas Urban Legend Centuries In The Making
Zachary Miller May 7, 2024
Houston Community College is an open admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education.
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My amazing commutity college experience with Houston Community College
Tammarious Scott, Associated Press • May 7, 2024
Reflecting on My College Experience
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Reflecting on My College Experience
Julissa Sauceda May 7, 2024

Stop Smooking

Stop+Smooking
Tammy Davenport

Smoking is a addictive habit that half of Earth’s population is troubling with! However, there is an increasing amount awareness of the detrimental effects it has on both personal health and overall well-being such as mental health. The adverse health effects of smoking are well-documented. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable  deadly diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and stroke. People that quit smoking, individuals significantly decrease their chances of developing these life-threatening conditions and improve their overall health and life expectancy.

Smoking speeds the aging process, leading to premature ugly wrinkles, yellowed nasty  teeth, and dull skin complexion. Quitting smoking can help reverse these effects, leading to improved skin health, a brighter smile, and a more youthful appearance. Nicotine, the highly addictive substance found in cigarettes, keeps individuals trapped in a endless cycle of dependency. Breaking free from this addiction empowers individuals to regain control over their lives and experience a sense of freedom and self-mastery of mental health

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