Tobacco Use Education/Prevention

Tobacco Use Education/Prevention

Provider: KICK IT CALIFORNIA

COVID-19 & SMOKING/VAPING

-COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.

-Long-term smokers and people who vape (many who are former smokers) are at increased risk of developing chronic lung conditions. People with lung disease or moderate to severe asthma are at a high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

-Smoking weakens the immune system, which can lead to debilitating health conditions, especially in elderly smokers. Older adults and people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility are at a high risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Source: Centers for Disease Control

Since COVID-19 is new, the relationship between it and smoking/vaping has not been directly studied. However, we do know that smoking inflames lungs, and animal models suggest vaping can cause similar damage.

Because of this, many scientists and health professionals suggest that quitting smoking and vaping could help reduce coronavirus risks.

LEARN MORE
For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information please visit California Department of Public Health at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CTCB/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx and Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS & TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCATES
Share information about California's Smokers Helpline services with clients at https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/131650/Helpline%20services.pdf APPLICATION PROCEDURE See information above FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable

Hotline/Talkline/Warmline

(800) 456-6386 (Spanish 800-45-NO-FUME) (800) 778-8440 (Vietnamese) (800) 556-5564 (Korean) (800) 844-2439 (Tobacco Chewers') (800) 838-8917 (Chinese - Mandarin & Cantonese) (800) 662-8887 (800-NO-BUTTS) (844) 866-8273 (844-8-NO-VAPE) (800) 300-8086 (Kick It California English) (800) 600-8191 (Kick It California Spanish)

Administrative

(858) 300-1001

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