New this week, the California Smokers’ Helpline, a free quit resource that is ready to help our residents quit smoking or vaping, is offering a two-week supply of nicotine patches. More information is available at nobutts.org or by calling 1-800-NO–BUTTS (1-800-662-8887).
Below are some key points from the research:
- A published study from Wuhan showed that, compared to nonsmokers, twice as many smokers with COVID-19 were admitted to the intensive care unit, needed mechanical ventilation, or died.
- We know that smoking and vaping are associated with an inflammatory process in the lining of the lungs, the very place that COVID-19 causes its most serious damage.
Attached is a contributed article written by Dr. Elisa Tong, a leading cessation expert and clinical physician at UC Davis, that you are welcome to post.