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Smoking may increase risk for developing symptomatic COVID-19 – Healio

Current smoking appears to increase individual risk for developing symptomatic COVID-19, according to results published in Thorax.“Tobacco smoking is a significant…

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Current smoking appears to increase individual risk for developing symptomatic COVID-19, according to results published in Thorax.
“Tobacco smoking is a significant risk factor for both viral and bacterial infections of the respiratory system with smokers five times as likely to develop influenza and twice as likely to have pneumonia,” Nicholas S. Hopkinson, PhD, honorary respiratory consultant physician and clinical lead for COPD at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and medical director at the British…

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