Smoking and vaping can make COVID-19 worse
The Oregon Health Authority wants you to know that smoking or vaping can make COVID-19 worse. If a person who smokes, or used to smoke, gets COVID-19, they are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus than someone who does not smoke. Smoking and vaping damage the lungs, which makes it hard for the body to stay healthy. Viruses can then enter the lungs and attach to cells more easily.
Quitting smoking or vaping is one the best ways you can take care of your health. We know that quitting smoking and vaping is hard. Free resources to help you quit are available to everyone in Oregon. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit quitnow.net/Oregon in English. For Spanish speakers, call 1-800-DEJALO-YA or visit https://quitnow.net/mve/quitnow and select Espanol to get help in Spanish.
SmokefreeUS has a new page on smoking and COVID-19 to learn ways to stay smokefree and protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.