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COVID-19 and smoking

What you need to know

If you smoke, now is the time to quit, to help you stay healthy and out of hospital.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection, which can cause life threatening complications affecting the heart as well as the lungs.

Smoking damages your heart and lungs, which can put you at greater risk of developing severe disease from COVID-19.

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Smokers are also more likely to need treatment for other serious conditions like heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, cancer and emphysema.

Secondhand smoke indoors poses risks particularly to children and those with existing health conditions. Smokers should take every effort to protect those around them from exposure.

See the coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for smokers and vapers from Public Health England.

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If you smoke, quitting will improve your health and wellbeing, help protect the health of those around you, and reduce your need to use the NHS.

It’s never too late to quit. From the moment you quit your body starts to repair itself.

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