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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

If I smoke or vape, am I more likely to get really sick from COVID-19?

New research suggests that if you smoke, you’re more likely to have worse symptoms and outcomes with COVID-19. This means you may need treatment in a hospital, such as needing oxygen and help with breathing.

Research shows that vaping damages the lungs and may even cause lung disease. More research is still needed, but it’s possible that symptoms of COVID-19 may be more serious if you vape.

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