Because the coronavirus targets the lungs, doctors and public health officials are adding new urgency to their longstanding plea for smokers and vapers to quit - or at least slow down. Both habits can compromise lung function.
Early Covid-19 studies have shown that cigarette smokers, in particular, are more susceptible to the infection and suffer more severe cases. Doctors are raising similar concerns about vapers. If you have ever considered quitting, right now would be a most excellent time to make a determined effort to do so.
> For help with quitting smoking in Ventura County call 1-805-201-STOP (7868)
> For Substance Use Treatment Services call the Access Line at 1-844-385-9200