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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

What supports are available to help me quit?

There are many supports to help you quit smoking or vaping. These include:

  • nicotine replacement therapy (such as patches or gum)
  • prescription medicines
  • counselling

You are more likely to actually quit smoking when you take prescription medicine to help you quit and have counselling. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor to see if they offer phone support. They can also answer any questions you have about quitting smoking and the options to help you quit.

You can also get information and support from AlbertaQuits.

  • Call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848). Free and confidential support is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Text ABQUITS to 123456.
  • Visit www.albertaquits.ca.
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