Smoking and e-cigarette use during COVID-19

7 May 2020
People who smoke are generally at higher risk of respiratory tract infections, like lung and chest infections. There is also evidence to suggest that e-cigarette use (or ‘vaping’) leads to a higher risk of respiratory tract infections.

Stopping smoking has many health benefits, even beyond a link with coronavirus (COVID-19), so it’s always a good time to quit. During this pandemic and as we head into the annual influenza season, quitting has never been more important.

You can find more information on smoking or ‘vaping’ and coronavirus (COVID-19) in this factsheet: