The KBTU has a strict anti-smoking policy that is aimed at maintaining clean air and healthy indoor environment.  Smoking is not allowed inside the KBTU building. All public places have been designated as non-smoking areas. The policy of prohibiting smoking applies to all premises within the university, in the residential fund (DMiS), in student government and other student organizations. However, smoking is allowed only in specially designated areas outside the main building.

Smoking is the sole cause of most diseases, as well as premature deaths. Inhalation of tobacco smoke is a health risk not only for smokers, but also for others. Every year in the world from diseases provoked by smoking (cancer, heart disease and lung), more than six million people die.

Today, electronic cigarettes are becoming more common in the world. As an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, the majority of students consider e-cigarettes and hookah, knowing that they do not have the process of burning and the formation of carcinogenic tar. But is it? In fact:

“The e-cigarette is as bad as a regular one.”

“Steam is full of formaldehyde and other terrible substances”

“Invented the electronic cigarette and own its production of tobacco companies”

“Vaping causes bronchiolitis obliterans”

“Nicotine contained in an e-cigarette is as addictive as heroin”

“Flavoring e-cigarettes is a marketing ploy to lure children”

We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a smokeless environment at the KBTU.

Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is a system of life values ​​and attitudes that are aimed at maintaining an active lifestyle, to strengthen and enhance the body's immunity. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is a special system of activities that aims to uncover the essence of healthy lifestyles in a rapidly developing society. KBTU promotes healthy lifestyle and often we run anti-smoking campaigns, conduct surveys and awareness seminars and sports events.

Student Survey on Smoking

Recently KBTU student volunteers conducted a survey among students from various universities. The survey continues for a month. Students were asked: "Are you ready to quit smoking due to the constant increase in cigarette prices?" It turned out that, despite the awareness of the dangers of smoking, young people are not sufficiently motivated to quit with this addiction. A total of 716 respondents took part in the survey (women - 42%, men - 58%). The most common smoking experience is from one to five years. At the same time, more than a third of respondents smoke between 3 and 10 cigarettes a day, and a tenth of the respondents admitted that they smoke more than 15 cigarettes.

We found out that even regular increase in the price of tobacco products did not stop a significant number of the respondents to quit for this bad habit. Some 41% of respondents are not going to quit smoking.  They may smoke less, but they will not change the brand of cigarettes, they will switch to cheaper ones, or they will think about another way of using nicotine. And a quarter of the students of smokers shared that they are ready to make efforts to quit smoking, but do not know how to do it.

Maybe they will smoke less, but they will not change the brand of cigarettes (16%), they will switch to more cheap (10%), or think about another way to use nicotine (8%). And also a quarter of students of smokers have shared that they are ready to make an effort to abandon smoking but do not know how to do it.