Smoking and COVID-19
COVID-19 has many people feeling stressed, alone, or worried about their health. Smoking weakens the immune system, and makes it harder for your body to fight disease. Smokers may have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, so there has never been a better time to quit.
How to Quit
It’s not easy to quit. But it’s worth it. Don’t try to quit cold turkey, and don’t try to quit alone. Your best chances of quitting are combining cessation support, such as phone or in-person counseling or text-message-based support with nicotine replacement therapies to beat the cravings.
SmokeFreeTXT is a free, mobile text messaging service designed for adults who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
Text AUSTIN to 47848 for FREE help to quit, or visit https://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt.
The Texas Tobacco Quitline offers free and confidential phone and web counseling services and resources, such as nicotine patches, gums, or lozenges, for those who qualify.
This Is Quitting
This Is Quitting is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help 13 to 24 year olds quit vaping. It’s a text messaging program that incorporates messages from other young people like them who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes.
Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 for FREE help to quit, or visit https://truthinitiative.org/thisisquitting.