WARNING: Smoking and Vaping Tobacco or Marijuana make you more vulnerable to the COVID-19!   

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Important Fact Sheet: https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/assets/factsheets/0410.pdf


New Public Service Announcements airing on local television stations! Feel free to post these links on your website and share widely!


Save Your Lungs in Time: https://animoto.com/play/AG7lnNxF6CqP5QKRXIVisw?autostart=1

One minute PSA by Bob Curry, a health official from the Marin County Tobacco Related Disease Control Program: "Smoking and Vaping Increases COVID-19 Risks: Here is Help: https://vimeo.com/423214042
One minute PSA by Bay Area Community Resources: "Protect Your Lungs from COVD-19 by Quitting Smoking or Vaping" 

Youth Advisory Council Video on "Protecting Your Lungs During COVID" by Adriana Golden:  https://vimeo.com/438098316




Marin Voice article by Adriana Golden describes how youth vaping has been left out of many COVID-19 discussions:  

Partnership for a Drug-Free Community blog:

Covid-19 is a Good Reason to Healp Your Child Quite or Never Start Vaping:  https://drugfree.org/parent-blog/covid-19-is-a-good-reason-to-help-your-child-quit-or-never-start-vaping/


Sharing cigarettes, vapes, joints or bongs contribute to the spread of disease while compromising the immune system and lung health. 


Health Experts warn that Smoking or Vaping contribute to the spread of the Coronavirus:  https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/health-experts-warn-smoking-vaping-could-affect-impact-coronavirus/LHALANBZ5BG5PHDTF5AP4XYGVM/



A recent CNN article about how smoking and vaping impact your ability to fight the coronavirus, even if you are not sharing a cigarette or joint:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-vaping-drugs/index.html



UCSF School of Medicine Press Release about how smoking and vaping and the coronavirus:  https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/reduce-your-risk-serious-lung-disease-caused-corona-virus-quitting-smoking-and-vaping



Letter to the public from Matt Myer of Tobacco Free Kids:

Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape"......https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2020_03_20_covid-19



Fact Sheet: Tobacco, Marijuana and Vaping Impacts on Immunity and the Corovirus
This fact sheet compiled by American and Canadian public health researchers, summarizes studies conducted on the impacts of smoking and vaping tobacco and marijuana on the immune system.
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For more information on how marijuana smoking and second-hand smoke from marijuana impacts the immune system, visit this page on our website: Marijuana Smoking Information

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