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Smoking and COVID-19 – Fact Sheet

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Tobacco use is a deadly habit responsible for 8 million deaths each year.

Harmful to those who smoke and to those around them, smoking
is of particular concern during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Evidence shows that smokers are more at risk from lung infections including pneumonia and influenza. Smoking also causes serious heart conditions and weakens the immune system.

The new coronavirus primarily attacks the respiratory system, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that people with chronic lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes may be more likely to become seriously ill if they contract COVID-19.