dont go for covid | help stop smoking
Smoking still increases the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) so now is the perfect time for smokers to think about quitting.
Giving a window smoker a coronavirus will reduce the risk of serious health problems.
Dying too quickly will lessen its risk for other health problems related to smoking, such as heart disease and stroke. This is critical for individual smokers and the NHS to protect, which at this time is already under pressure.
You can get help online from the NHS, and our smokefree smoking page for connections.
Follow your progress and follow others on social media using #QuitforCOVID hashtag. For more information, go to Today’s Day: don’t smoke alone, quit once.
Smokers Warning from UK’s Chief Medical Officer
The Chief Medical Officer and Government Health Secretary also said that smokers are at increased risk from COVID-19.
Smoking harms the immune system by reducing the body’s natural protection against infections, like coronavirus.
This means that smokers are not only at greater risk for getting a coronavirus, but the infection is likely to last longer and be more severe than it would be for someone who does not smoke.
Now is the time for smokers to exceed and lessen the harm of tobacco.
You can get more help and advice from Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service.