Study: Smoking linked to higher COVID-19 risk, mortality

The study found that smokers who got COVID-19 were 80% more likely to be hospitalized and are at much greater risk of dying.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2021, 10:18 AM

Updated 938 days ago

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A new study confirms that smokers are more likely to end up in the hospital if they catch COVID-19.
The study, published in the British journal "Thorax,” tracked more than 400,000 people who battled the virus.
The study found that smokers who got COVID-19 were 80% more likely to be hospitalized and are at much greater risk of dying.
However, smoking did not increase the risk of them being infected with the virus.


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