GET THE FACTS:

GIVE YOUR LUNGS A FIGHTING CHANCE AGAINST COVID-19

  • COVID-19 is a lower respiratory disease.
  • Inhaled nicotine weakens the protective lining of the lungs and paralyzes the tiny hair cells (cilia) that sweep the lung clear of foreign particles.
  • Smokers already have widespread lung inflammation and micro-scarring that can exacerbate the pneumonia firestorm caused by COVID-19.
  • Smoking weakens the immune system and is a major cause of chronic health conditions and cancer.
  • Those who smoke are more likely to experience more severe cases of COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 is affecting younger people more than officials previously thought it would: younger adults (20-54 years old) have made up nearly 40% of those hospitalized with the virus in the U.S.
  • Vaping among teens is both an epidemic and a social issue; with schools closed and social distancing rules in place, there is no better time to help teens break their nicotine addiction.
  • It often takes multiple attempts to successfully break an addiction to nicotine. It’s not too late to quit and give your lungs a fighting chance.

There is no easy time to quit but no better time than now.

#Quit2StopCOVID

#NoBetterTimeToQuit

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