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COVID-19 has offered us an unexpected opportunity to help more people quit smoking

  • Written by Simone Pettigrew, Professorial fellow, George Institute for Global Health
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Smokers are worried. A respiratory disease is running rampant across the globe and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits appear to be especially vulnerable.

We know smokers hospitalised with COVID-19 are more likely to become severely unwell and die than non-smokers with the disease.

At any point in time, most smokers want to quit....

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