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Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful time. Maybe you’re already thinking about quitting smoking or vaping. Or maybe it’s harder for you to smoke or vape if you’re in quarantine.

Quitting smoking or vaping improves your health and lowers your risks if you get the COVID-19 virus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 if I smoke or vape?

When you smoke or vape tobacco, cannabis, or e-cigarettes, you touch your mouth and lips often. This makes it easier to catch a virus from your hands. Sharing cigarettes, joints, vapes, or hookah products can also spread the COVID-19 virus from one person to another. We also know that you have a higher risk of lung infections if you smoke. This is important to know because COVID-19 is an infection that mainly affects the lungs.

Quitting during COVID
Is it a good idea to quit smoking or vaping during the COVID-19 pandemic?