Below is information on the increased risks of smoking in regards to COVID-19. The Youth Connection urges all smokers (cigarettes, vaping, marijuana) to stop smoking as soon as possible. Below is information on smoking and coronavirus and resources to stop smoking.
We are urging all people who use tobacco, marijauana, and vaping products to please read the linked article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse detailing how people who smoke are at a higher risk for serious complications if they contract the COVID-19 virus. Below this section of articles are links to resources on how to quit smoking. We urge you to reduce your risk of serious health problems by quitting today!
"The odds of a Covid-19 case becoming more severe -- and at the most extreme, leading to death -- were 14 times higher among people who had a history of smoking compared to those who did not smoke..."
What does 14 times higher look like?
COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders by the National Insitute on Drug Abuse
Smoking or Vaping May Increase the Risk of a Severe Coronavirus Infection - Scientific American
Access resources, tips, and other information on quitting smoking from the State of Michigan
The U.S. Federal Government also has a page dedicated to helping people quit smoking online you can access
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