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Have you stopped smoking since the Coronavirus pandemic? 

We are all aware that this dreadful virus killing thousands of people around the world attacks the human respiratory system and if you’re a smoker and worried about COVID-19 then now would be a good time to think about quitting for good.

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Research into previous coronaviruses show that smoking makes the impact of the virus worse.  Smokers are more likely to develop severe disease from the COVID-19 virus, than non-smokers.

Britain's chief medical advisor, Professor Chris Whitty, urged smokers to ditch the habit immediately to lower their risk of Covid-19. He told MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee:

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"To be clear on smokers, my recommendation is that they stop smoking.

"If you are going to give up smoking, this is a very good moment to do it."

Chancellor Rishi Sunak also increased the tobacco tax in the recent Budget, with the cost of cigarettes to go up to £12.73 a pack.

With this in mind, here are just a few websites to help advise you on how to quit smoking for good.

Wish (Herefordshire Council)

NHS Quit Smoking - NHS Smokefree

Follow the hashtag #QuidforCovid campaign on Social Media for more advise and support

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