Health experts say ssay smoking and vaping weaken the function of the lungs and could leave people more susceptible to a serious case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19, a respiratory illness, is now a pandemic. It continues to make people sick.

β€œFor most respiratory infections, you worry about people who smoke a bit more,” said one university professor. β€œ[Smokers are] more likely to get [coronavirus] and their immune system is less good.”

Teens and young adults who vape are 5-7 times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who do not vape.

Quit now and reduce your risk of getting COVID-19!

Fortunately, within 72 hours of quitting smoking, healthy cells begin to replace damaged ones in the lungs, and the lungs regain full capacity. Basically, this means now is a good time to quit smoking and vaping!