Chronic Lung Disease

Myths & Facts

Fact: Children with asthma are not immune to COVID-19.  Although lung disease does not increase your chances of catching the virus, both children and adults with asthma or any other lung disease are at a higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19.

Fact: Smoking and/or vaping are linked to lung inflammation and lowered immune function which can heighten the risk of complications should you get sick with COVID-19.

Fact: Exercise does not put asthma patients and those with COPD at a higher risk of catching COVID-19. Exercise and healthy habits like eating well, getting enough sleep, and not smoking can help decrease COVID-19 infection risks.

Visit The American Lung Association for more myths and facts about lung disease and COVD-19.

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