Graphic from CDC. Persons with weakened lungs are at higher risk for COVID-19. Quitting smoking is a preventative measure against COVID-19.

Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

1-855-372-0037 for Culturally Tailored Quit Resources

1-800-QUIT-NOW for Free Smoking Cessation Resources

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on preliminary U.S. data, persons with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cardiovascular disease, appear to be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 associated disease than persons without these conditions.

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, and therefor impacts individuals harder with weakened lungs.

Cigarette smoking is proven to cause lung damage such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lung cancer.

Now is the time to quit smoking.

According to the CDC, over 25% of Native Americans and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes.  That is 1.5 times greater than the U.S. smoking rate.  However, over 50% of those who smoke say they want to quit.

Call 1-855-372-0037 for the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  The AICTP offers support, culturally tailored quit coaches, quit tips, along with nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges to help Native Americans quit smoking and keep tobacco sacred.

Find more coronavirus resources at coronavirus.gov.

Learn more about the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program at https://americanindian.quitlogix.org/.

Learn more about 1-800-QUIT-NOW at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/pdfs/1800quitnow_faq.pdf

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