COVID-19 has become a compelling reason for tobacco users to quit. To motivate people to quit tobacco consumption (in addition to reducing the risk of COVID), the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the theme of 2021 World No Tobacco day as “Commit to Quit.”
The WHO evaluates new studies regularly, including research on the relationship between the use of cigarettes or nicotine and COVID-19. WHO has warned researchers, scientists, and the media against exaggerating untested claims that smoking or nicotine consumption can lower the risk of getting infected by COVID-19.
Tobacco causes 8 million deaths every year, and smokers are at a higher risk of suffering from extreme illness and even death due to COVID-19.
Young smokers have a higher chance of death than young non-smokers. Every cigarette advertising includes this warning. It is featured on cigarette packets and advertisements for paper cigarettes but is frequently brushed over, despite its repetition. Many youths take part in the bad habit without monitoring the perils related to it. Tobacco-containing items incorporate cigarettes, hookah/shisha and e-cigarettes.
When you choose to smoke, you put yourself and others in danger. As humans, it is our responsibility to safeguard ourselves and others by living a healthy lifestyle and adopting safe practices. Stay safe and be careful, wash your hands, and say no to cigarettes.