The effects of tobacco use on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems makes smokers and vapers more susceptible to negative health outcomes related to COVID-19. COVID-19 patients with weakened hearts and lungs are at increased risk for serious complications and death. – World Health Organization
The Texas Quitline offers online and telephone counseling service in English and Spanish, supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Visit www.yesquit.org, or call 877-YESQUIT
The DSHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch (TPCB) is determined to reduce the toll of tobacco on the health, safety, and well-being of Texans. TPCB promotes, supports and coordinates comprehensive tobacco prevention and control efforts across the state of Texas. Visit TPCB
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, smoke-free environments, programs to help tobacco users quit, and steps to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in different population groups. Visit CDC.