Smoking is linked to pneumonia. Quitting smoking may help prevent you from getting pneumonia again.
Why this is important:
Smoking damages your lungs and can make it hard to breath. Smoking increases your chances of getting pneumonia or other chronic lung diseases like emphysema and bronchitis. Smoking is also linked to lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke and can cause premature death. It is important for you to receive information to help you quit smoking before leaving the hospital. Quitting may reduce your chance of getting pneumonia again.
The chart above indicates the percentage of patients that were given smoking cessation techniques before they were discharged from the hospital.