The Chief Medical Officer and Health Secretary have both highlighted that smokers are at increased risk from Covid-19. Smoking harms the immune system, reducing the body’s natural protection against infections, like coronavirus. Smokers are therefore at greater risk of:
- Getting acute respiratory infections
- Infections lasting longer
- Infections being more serious than for someone who does not smoke
If you smoke, your doctor would like you to stop smoking as soon as possible. Contact Live Life Better Derbyshire Stop Smoking Service on 0800 085 22 99 to access telephone/digital support and medication to quit smoking.