Smoking and coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs and airways.
Smokers may have a higher risk of severe symptoms or complications if they get coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is because smoking damages the lungs and weakens the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight infections.
Why is now a good time to quit?
Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health.
There are endless reasons to quit, not only to live longer but to protect those you love and enjoy a better quality of life overall. The sooner you overcome your addiction, the sooner you can enjoy both the immediate and long-term benefits of quitting smoking.
It’s more urgent than ever that you quit now, as the coronavirus pandemic has made the dangers of smoking even greater.