COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit Greater Cincinnati’s Black community hard.

Here are some facts about the pandemic’s impact on the community, how smoking makes things worse and what Quit Culture is doing to keep people safe.

COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit Greater Cincinnati’s Black community hard.

 

Here are some facts about the pandemic’s impact on the community, how smoking makes things worse and what Quit Culture is doing to keep people safe.

COVID-19 and Smoking

  • Black people make up 44% of Cincinnati’s population, but in the first six months of the pandemic they made up 49% of COVID-19 deaths. However, from March 2020 to March 2021, 39% of COVID-19 deaths in Cincinnati were among Black people. (Source)
  • COVID-19 and tobacco use can be a deadly combo. Early research shows people who smoke are more likely to have serious illness if infected with COVID-19. (Source)
  • COVID-19 attacks the lungs and could be a serious threat to those who smoke.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

  • All people featured in Quit Culture practice social distancing and appropriate mask-wearing during any Quit Culture photoshoot or event.
  • All people who appear in Quit Culture content without masks and less than six feet apart are individuals who live in the same household or individuals who are fully vaccinated.
  • All Quit Culture events and promoted partner events attempt to account for COVID-19 health and safety precautions. This includes measures like holding in-person events outdoors when possible and ensuring that participants are either fully vaccinated or wear masks when indoors.

For more information about COVID-19 prevention and testing, visit www.interactforhealth.org/covid-19