AITKIN COUNTY'S SHIP PROGRAM
WHAT IS SHIP?
Events & Trainings
Community Leadership Team
General Nutrition Resources
Aitkin County Webpage
The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause inflammation in the lung tissue and change lung cells, which allows lung illnesses to take hold more easily.
Smoking may increase the severity of a lung infection.
Smoking reduces immunity and interferes with the body’s ability to recover from lung illnesses.
Smoking can compromise the immune system, which makes people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Quit Partner is Minnesota’s new family of programs to help people who want to quit smoking, vaping, chewing or using other commercial tobacco products.
American Lung Association and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Program
“COVID-19 attacks the lungs, and behaviors that weaken the lungs put individuals at greater risk. The harmful impact of smoking on the lungs is well documented, and there is a growing body of evidence that e-cigarette use can also harm lung health.” -Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids