COVID-19 Risks for Smokers

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Dr. Carolyn Warner-Greer highlights the risks of COVID-19 for those who smoke and vape. She also provides tips to quit.

 

When it comes to the pandemic, here is what we know about smoking:

  • People who smoke are 4x more likely to die from COVID-19.
  • The hand-to-mouth action of smoking increases risk of transmission.
  • Vaping increases risk for catching COVID-19.

 

Support to Help You Quit:

  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to speak with a specialist.
  • Work with a personal “Quit Coach.”
  • Reach out to “Text2Quit” for live support over text.
  • Find a web coach to help guide you through difficult moments.
  • Try quitting aids.
  • Follow a quit guide.

 

 

Carolyn Warner-Greer, M.D.

Medical Director

Bowen Recovery Center

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