COVID-19 and smoking: what you need to know to help
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COVID-19 and smoking: what you need to know to help

Martin Dockrell Tobacco control lead, Public Health England
Jamie Waterall Deputy chief nurse, Public Health England

The pandemic has motivated many smokers to try to stop – nurses’ advice and support can enable them to succeed

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. It causes respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and many other cancers. Smoking also reduces fertility and significantly raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, eye disease and dementia.

Nursing Standard. 35, 12, 58-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.12.58.s22

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