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Smokers are 80% more to be infected with COVID-19 than non-smokers.
A large study found that smokers have a higher risk of becoming severely ill and dying after contracting COVID-19.
A comprehensive study in the United Kingdom found that smoking poses a health risk to COVID-19 patients: smokers are 60% to 80% more likely to be hospitalized after being infected with the COVID-19 virus than non-smokers, and The mortality rate of smokers after infection is also higher than that of non-smokers.
Oxford University researcher Ashley K. Clift and her colleagues studied and analyzed the medical records of 421,469 participants in the UK Biobank.
The team investigated the COVID-19 test results, hospitalization status, and death certificates of these participants to find the association between smoking and the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.
Ashley K. Clift said that our research results strongly indicate that smoking is related to your risk of becoming a critically ill patient after contracting COVID, just as smoking can affect your heart disease, different cancers and all other diseases we know about smoking The same risk.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, about 27% of smokers have increased their tobacco use.
The above research results also show that people with a genetic predisposition to smoking are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized after being infected with the COVID-19 than non-smokers, and the probability of dying from the COVID-19 is 10 times that of non-smokers.
At the same time, mortality is closely related to tobacco use. For example, people who smoke 1 to 9 cigarettes a day are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as non-smokers.
Recently, other studies have reached similar conclusions. The above-mentioned study is the latest one. The relevant studies also show that cigarettes also pose a risk to the recovery prospects of COVID-19 patients.
Several research reports conducted early in the outbreak of the COVID-19
epidemic once stated that the prevalence of active smokers among people admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 was lower than that of the general population, which puzzled scientists. The latest research came to the opposite conclusion.
(source:internet, reference only)