COVID-19 notice to patients

We are continuing to support existing patients with their quit plan via the telephone only. 

Those patients should continue to speak to their advisor at the time of their booked appointment. 

Smokefree Norfolk have informed patients of this. If for some reason you have not been contacted please phone 0800 0854113

Smokefree Norfolk is a vape friendly service.

 

ASH (2020) Health Secretary: “It is abundantly clear that smoking makes the impact of a coronavirus worse”, ASH, accessed 20th March 2020, https://ash.org.uk/media-and-news/press-releases-media-and-news/health-secretary-it-is-abundantly-clear-that-smoking-makes-the-impact-of-a-coronavirus-worse/

 

BMJ (2020) Risky smoking practices and the coronavirus: A deadly mix for our most vulnerable smokers, BMJ, accessed 26th March 2020, https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/20/sharon-cox-risky-smoking-practices-and-the-coronavirus-a-deadly-mix-for-our-most-vulnerable-smokers/

 

 

Simons et al (2020) Covid-19: The role of smoking cessation during respiratory virus epidemics, British Medical Journal, accessed 20th March 2020, https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/20/covid-19-the-role-of-smoking-cessation-during-respiratory-virus-epidemics/

 

Wei-jie Guan et al (2020) Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China, The New England Journal of Medicine, accessed 20th March 2020, https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032

 

Other references;

 

Vaping and Covid-19

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gz14/healthcheck-uk-live-series-1-episode-4

 

Covid-19 and smoking in pregnancy

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

 

ASH and the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group on Smoking and COVID-19: https://mailchi.mp/d32d7fa3540e/smokefree-pregnancy-information-network-update7-may-4355618?e=07d5101809