Tobacco and COVID-19

“COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. Smoking impairs lung function making it harder for the body to fight off coronaviruses and other diseases. Tobacco is also a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes which put people with these conditions at higher risk for developing severe illness when affected by COVID-19. Available research suggests that smokers are at higher risk of developing severe disease and death.”

 

Read the entire article below: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/11-05-2020-who-statement-tobacco-use-and-covid-19#.XrlJGqqsEvs.email

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