COVID-19 – Smoking Cessation Services & Advice

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The UK Government & Public Health England have highlighted that emerging evidence from China shows smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe respiratory disease.

Quitting now may reduce risk for individuals and those exposed to second-hand smoke. Public Health England note the following immediate and short-term benefits:

  • After 48 hours
    • Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body.
    • Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
  • After 72 hours
    • Breathing becomes easier
    • Bronchial tubes begin to relax
  • After 2 to 12 weeks
    • Blood circulation improves
    • Physical activity like walking and running is easier