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
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
National Center for Health in Public Housing
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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