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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

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

Yes. Quitting smoking or vaping can improve your lung and heart health. These health benefits happen almost right away. Quitting smoking or vaping can also protect you from lung infections and help you recover from them.

If you use vaping to help you quit smoking, it’s best if you quit vaping as well to protect your health.

This may feel like a very stressful time to try to quit smoking. But research shows that quitting smoking can also improve your mental health. If you’re having trouble coping or dealing with stress, call the Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-303-2642. The Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day.

For wellness tips, visit the Alberta Health Services Ways to Wellness page.

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