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How We Are Serving Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

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  1. jenna lee, quit coach
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    During this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are not going anywhere!

    We are committed to helping you quit smoking or vaping.

    Call one of our quit coaches at 1-866-366-3667 to answer any of your questions and help you develop a personal quit plan. (If you are outside one of the provinces we service, this number will take you to your local quit line).

    For Residents in PEI, SK, or ON, you can text 'iQuit' to the phone number 123456 to receive text message support 

    Feel free to email us at shlsupport@cancer.ca for further support. 

    There is no better time to quit than today!

  2. lisa marie 67
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    09 Apr in reply to jenna lee, quit coach
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    Thank you for staying with us in these hard times I for one have been so afraid ,but I have not let my fear make me smoke it will be one month for me tomorrow
    Thank you all for all your support
  3. brieffree
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    Hi Lisa

    Congrats early, 1 month free is amazing

    Keep the good job! 
  4. jenna lee, quit coach
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    We understand this is a worrying and difficult time for many people.

    Fear and anxiety may make you want to smoke or vape.

    There are other ways to cope in these difficult times.

    Call our Quit Coaches at 1-866-366-3667 to create a personal quit plan that can help you understand your triggers and how to overcome them.
  5. jenna lee, quit coach
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    You may be wondering, are people who smoke or vape at a higher risk for COVID-19?

    If you smoke or vape, you may be at a higher risk for more serious outcomes of COVID-19. Smoking tobacco can result in respiratory issues that weaken your lungs and are considered an underlying medical condition. It can also weaken your immune system, making it harder for you to fight infections. This means that it can make smokers and vapers more vulnerable to COVID-19.

    You can quit - we can help! Call us today at 1-866-366-3667 for information and to get support. 
  6. lisa marie 67
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    HI Jenna
     Yes this is one of the main reasons I quit. When I first started to look into Covid 19 and that it was a respiratory illness. I knew I would have to Quit before it made its way to Canada.  I did research and found out that  smokers who got Covid 19 were having a really hard time with recovery so I quit a month and 4 days ago.Even though it has only been a month and 4 days my lungs are still in the process of cleaning out so I get the usual cough up a bit of flem.I hope and pray that my vulnerable lungs can put up a good fight if I get the virus.I was wondering if maybe you or someone who can tell us if we just recently quit if our lungs are able to fight this? like as if we did not smoke?
  7. jenna lee, quit coach
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    Hi Lisa Marie,

    Congratulations on quitting for over 1 month! It is great to hear that your body is in a state of healing.

    In terms of 'risk', the Canadian Cancer Society recommends quitting smoking and vaping to decrease the risk of cancer and of infectious (like COVID-19) and chronic illness.

    On an individual basis, we would not be able to tell you your exact risk or odds of recovery. However, please know that quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. 

    Keep up the amazing work you are doing,

    Jenna Lee
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