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.
  • All Quit Culture events and promoted partner events will be virtual until Interact for Health, the funder and operator of Quit Culture, resumes in-person events.

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