10 March is No Smoking Day. Why not #QuitforCovid with help from One You in Kent and the ‘My Quit Route’ app?

The number of people in Kent who smoke fell to 13.7 per cent in 2019, and in Medway it has almost halved since 2012 to 14.1 per cent, but with COVID-19 still prevalent causing more severe symptoms for smokers, there has been no better time to quit.

Smoking tobacco damages the lungs, weakens the immune system and causes a range of severe respiratory problems.

Evidence suggests people who smoke may be at increased risk of contracting more severe symptoms if they get Covid-19.

As well as reducing the risks from complications from coronavirus, quitting smoking quickly improves your circulation and your breathing.

It also reduces the risks of other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and many cancers.

Published: Mar 10, 2021

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