Smoking tobacco increases risks of COVID-19 - Quit today!
Apr 3, 2020
An article has been published in the journal “Tobacco Induced Diseases” titled “COVID-19 and smoking: A systematic review of the evidence.” The review found five studies that met inclusion criteria, all of which were conducted in China. The authors conclude that while more research is warranted, smokers appeared to be 1.4 times more likely to have severe symptoms of COVID-19 compared to non-smokers. In addition, smokers were approximately 2.4 times more likely to be admitted to a ICU, need mechanical ventilation or die.
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