COVID-19: The Connection to Smoking and Vaping, and Resources for Quitting

Truth Initiative, 2020

The news about the COVID-19 global pandemic has everyone concerned. Those who smoke or vape e-cigarettes, or care about someone who does, may be especially worried because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs and could be a particularly serious threat to tobacco users.

While the data are early in terms of the specific impacts of the virus on people using tobacco, there is conclusive evidence that smoking weakens the immune system, increases the risk of infectious diseases and respiratory infections, and is a major cause of chronic health conditions and cancer. There is also growing evidence that vaping can harm lung health.

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