When you smoke or vape tobacco, cannabis, or e-cigarettes, you touch your mouth and lips often. This makes it easier to catch a virus from your hands. Sharing cigarettes, joints, vapes, or hookah products can also spread the COVID-19 virus from one person to another. We also know that you have a higher risk of lung infections if you smoke. This is important to know because COVID-19 is an infection that mainly affects the lungs.
Our pharmacist is available for one-on-one counselling (over the phone or via videoconference) regarding smoking cessation.
If you would like more information or to book an appointment, please call our front desk at 780-453-3757 and ask to speak to our scheduling coordinator.
As well, AlbertaQuits.ca offers many types of support from text to emails to phone calls and are an invaluable source of information and resources.
This may feel like a stressful time to try to quit smoking, but research shows that quitting smoking can also improve your mental health. If you’re having trouble coping or dealing with stress, call the Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-303-2642. The Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day.