MDQuit has changed our name, but our mission as the new Maryland Tobacco Control Resource Center remains the same.

Items of Interest

At the University of California, researchers have determined how smoking likely results in a more severe SARS-CoV-2 infection.

They noted that smoking cigarettes triples cells infected with coronavirus

Specifically, smoking cigarettes increases the risk of being infected by the Coronavirus by dampening the immune response of the body.

Please see below for information on an article featured on JAMA Network about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on underage youth and young adult e-cigarette use and access.

Please see below for information on a tobacco-related article in the journal, Addiction, by CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health titled, "Association of E-Cigarette Advertising with E-Cigarette and Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults."

"The Real Cost" campaign launched in 2014 with the goal of educating at-risk teens about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking by using a science-based approach, including the behavior change theory. The campaign is created by the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

The Truth Initiative has put together fact sheets for each state highlighting the most up-to-date information on tobacco use, tobacco policies, state funding for prevention and quitting programs and more.

It is essential to select a quit-smoking program that people will actually use.