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Tobacco and COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Tobacco and COVID-19

SMOKING INCREASES YOUR RISK OF RESPIRATORY INFECTION

Smoking and vaping are known to weaken the immune system and the body’s ability to fight infections

SMOKING INCREASES YOUR RISK OF GETTING SICKER FROM COVID-19

Those with serious underlying medical conditions — such as lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes — may be at a higher risk of infection and worse outcomes from COVID-19.

VAPING IS NOT A SAFE ALTERNATIVE

Research indicates that vaping harms lung health. Experts are warning, based on current research, that people with compromised health due to smoking or vaping and people with opioid, methamphetamine, cannabis, and other substance use disorders could find themselves at increased risk of COVID-19 and its more serious complications.

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