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  • Quitting smoking has never been more important. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause respiratory illness including pneumonia.
  • People who smoke or vape are likely to have a higher risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) than people who don’t smoke or vape.
  • Research suggests that people who smoke are more likely to be more severely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • It’s not clear how long a person needs to stop smoking to reduce their risk from infection. However, the lungs start to recover quickly after stopping smoking.  

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Reviewed on: 06-05-2020