REPORT: Is coronavirus a greater risk to smokers?

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BY TEAM DML / MARCH 25, 2020 /

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Smokers face a greater risk of suffering severe complications from the coronavirus, according to research.

Chinese academics found a quarter of infected patients who needed life support or died were smokers.

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In contrast, only 11 per cent of patients with mild symptoms such as a cough and a fever were smokers.

Another study in Wuhan found similar results: the disease progressed further in smokers.

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) agency for disease control, while noting that the data was still limited, also said smoking can lead to more serious complications from a coronavirus infection.

In an updated assessment of risks caused by the coronavirus, the ECDC included smokers as potentially vulnerable to COVID-19.

“It also said data from China showed 80% of people infected with the disease had only mild symptoms, but in Europe that percentage dropped to 70%, as three in every 10 cases have required hospitalization,” Reuters reported.

The Daily Mail notes that another Wuhan study did not find smoking was a contributing factor to coronavirus complications.
Doctors worldwide are showing concern and requesting additional trials.

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