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Maintain Healthy Lungs to Fight COVID-19

You are at higher risk of a deadly outcome from COVID-19 if you smoke. Smoking increases your risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and adversely affects your immune system. Now is the time to stop using tobacco, and to give up vaping and marijuana—whatever can deplete lung functioning. Many changes in society are likely from the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. One of them is likely to be a new effort by smokers to quit, this time for good. Be a part of this healthy change by contacting your employee assistance program for more information or SmokeFree.gov.

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Source: tobacco.ucsf.edu/blog

Keith Stein | 5/7/2020

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