Smoking and vaping during the pandemic
Smokers are believed be more vulnerable to coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) because they are at increased risk of severe symptoms and complications. While less is known about the risk for people who vape, vaping might also have harmful health effects. To find out more, go to the page Smoking and vaping: risks and recommendations during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Smoking and Health
Tobacco products present major health risks. They cause addiction and dependance and decrease smokers’ life expectancy. Environmental tobacco smoke also affects non-smokers health when they are exposed to it.
Quitting smoking is benefical right from the first minutes after quitting. Free services are available to help you.
To learn more, read the following pages:
Government Actions to Control Tobacco
The Government of Québec is actively committed tobacco control. It has implemented numerous measures and invested major efforts to prevent tobacco use.
There are various services available to support people wanting to quit smoking. These services are continuously promoted to smokers in Québec. Other actions aim to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke.
To find out more, consult the following pages:
Last update: May 16, 2017