COVID-19 and smoking
What you need to know
If you smoke, now is the time to quit, to help you stay healthy and out of hospital.
See the coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for smokers and vapers from Public Health England.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection, which can cause life threatening complications affecting the heart as well as the lungs.
Smoking damages your heart and lungs, which can put you at greater risk of developing severe disease from COVID-19.
If you smoke, quitting will improve your health and wellbeing, help protect the health of those around you, and reduce your need to use the NHS.
It’s never too late to quit. From the moment you quit your body starts to repair itself.
If you’re trying to quit, you don’t have to go it alone
If you do not feel able to quit right now, there are other steps you can take.