Please note, anyone with new or suspected COVID-19 symptoms should return home immediately and call 111 (regardless of their smoking status). See Covid.gi for more.
Smoking tobacco causes damage to the airways and lungs. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system placing smokers at an increased risk of severe illness and even death.
If you smoke, you not only put yourself at greater risk of developing several life-threatening diseases, but those around you exposed to second-hand smoke are also at risk.
The repetitive hand to mouth movement whilst smoking provides an easy route of entry for the virus, thereby putting smokers at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
Stopping smoking allows remarkable recovery to the body.
For those who find it too difficult to quit, we recommend a stepping down approach…
Read the Chronicle article here.
Contact the free GHA smoke cessation service – Tel: 200 07910
Ask your local pharmacist for advice
Chat with a quit smoking counsellor. LiveHelp is available Monday through Friday, 10:00 – 22:00
Stub it. Stop it. Get #CovidFit
For employers who would like to support employee efforts to quit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a resource pack.