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Addressing Tobacco Dependency to Reduce COVID-19 Risks and Complications Webinar Series

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Promising/Best Practices, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Substance Use Disorders, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Asthma, Blacks/African Americans, Cancer, Case Studies, Chronic Diseases and Care, Comorbidities, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Housing, Hypertension, Mental Health, Obesity, Opioids, Planning, Prevention.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Health in Public Housing (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Smoking is a major risk factor for most respiratory related infections. The early evidence in this area found that compared with non-smokers, smokers are more likely to develop serious COVID-19 disease. Recent studies also show that current smokers have been more likely to access various forms of smoking cessation assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This offers an opportunity for Health Centers to offer smoking cessation services, referrals, and in-house psychological and pharmacological interventions. These two webinars provided examples of cessation plans and resources that can be shared with patients trying to stop smoking.

Resource Details: Webinar series hosted by NCHPH

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit