What’s the Connection Between COVID-19 and Tobacco Use?
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, if you smoke, you are at a higher risk for severe illness if you get COVID-19.
- COVID-19 is an infection that aggressively attacks the lungs.
- Smoking and vaping harms the lungs, leaving it susceptible to COVID-19
Smoking and vaping can:
- Make it harder for your lungs to fight COVID-19.
- Harm your immune system.
- Make you more vulnerable to severe symptoms if you do get COVID-19.
In addition to taking steps to avoid getting COVID-19, it’s important to do all you can to keep your lungs healthy to avoid the worst effects of the disease.
You Can Quit.
According to the American Lung Association, quitting smoking and vaping is one of the most important steps you can take right now to immediately improve your health and possibly avoid the most serious symptoms of COVID-19.
Parents: You may be surprised at the reasons why your teen smokes or vapes. Learn how to help your kids quit, tips on how to discuss this issue and surprising reasons why teens smoke and vape. Make your home a smoke-free environment. Parents who smoke are more likely to have children who will smoke. COVID-19 is just one more reason for to quit now.
Teens: Think vaping is just flavored water? It’s not. Learn the facts about the real dangers and addictive properties of vaping.
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