World No Tobacco Day will be held on May 31, 2021. The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds us that Tobacco use causes 8 million deaths every year worldwide. Evidence released this year shows that smokers were more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19 compared to non-smokers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit. You can commit to quitting today with the help of Quitline of Iowa who provides a free support line for anyone 13 and up. The Quitline of Iowa launched a new text support line designed for youth and they can enroll by texting (Start My Quit) to 855.891.9989 or they can also call. The Quitline of Iowa will work with youth & adults to help them develop a successful personalized quit plan.