Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

World No Tobacco Day

31 May, 2021

When the news came out that smokers were more likely to develop severe disease with COVID -19 compared to non-smokers, it triggered millions of smokers worldwide to want to quit tobacco. But without adequate support, quitting can be incredibly challenging.

The nicotine found in tobacco is highly addictive and creates dependence. The behavioural and emotional ties to tobacco use – like having a cigarette with your coffee, craving tobacco, feeling of sadness or stress –make it hard to quit the habit.

With professional support from smoking cessation services, tobacco users double their chances of quitting successfully.

For support to quit smoking contact:

St James’s smoking cessation service: 4103580

Or E mail cdoherty@stjames.ie

Or call QUITline on 1800 210 203

Visit www.quit.ie or www.facebook.com/HSEquit