Smokers in Dudley borough are being urged to Quit for Covid to help protect themselves and others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Smoking can lead to a weaker immune system, therefore putting people at greater risk of developing a severe complication from the COVID-19 virus.

Those around them exposed to second hand smoke, including children and people with underlying health conditions, are also at an increased risk.

Stopping smoking not only has health benefits for individuals and those around them, but also helps alleviate pressure on our NHS service.

In Dudley, there are lots of free stop smoking services available including, ‘over the phone’ appointments with Wellness coaches, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products through the post, and the ‘Quit With Bella’ app – the Stop Smoking robo-coach.

Check out our Stop Smoking pages for more information.

For advice and support on healthy lifestyles, find out more about the Adult Let’s Get Healthy Service – which includes Wellness coaches and more.

To access free stop smoking services, call the Let’s Get Healthy Dudley team on 01384 732402

If you are pregnant and you smoke, you should get in touch with your midwife who can help you find the right way to quit smoking for you and your baby. Find out more information on our Smoking and pregnancy page.

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to stop smoking, Here4Youth offer lots of help and support, you can also call them on 01384 241 440.

#QuitforCovid

Nationally, the #QuitForCovid campaign – www.todayistheday.co.uk encourages smokers to quit together sharing their stories online, the website also offers information and support.

There is also a Twitter clinic every day at 7.30-8.30pm where people can put their questions to leading cessation expert Louise Ross. People can join in at www.twitter.com/quitforcovid using the hashtag #QuitforCovid.