Smokers are at greater risk of corona infection

But quitting smoking will help keep the infection at bay directly

Smoking increases the risk of coronavirus infection. This is according to a new study in The Lancet, which examined 78 coronavirus cases in China and found that smoking increases the likelihood of complications, or death, by 14 times, writes Aftonbladet.

"This may be because they had smoking-related diseases to begin with, such as COPD. The research is in its infancy, but the warning light is on," says Matz Larsson, senior physician at the cardiopulmonary physiology clinic at Örebro University Hospital. to Aftonbladet.

Smoking cessation helps against infection

Vejpkollen has previously reported that smokers are one of the risk groups for the coronavirus. At the same time several studies that people who quit smoking improve their health after just a few weeks. This is true whether they use e-cigarettes or other nicotine products to keep cigarettes away. Also according to cardiologist Matz Larsson, quitting smoking is probably a good way to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.

'I absolutely believe that, it has an impact on the whole health. The heart feels better already after a few days of not smoking. And the infection defence system should reasonably start to recover," he told Aftonbladet.

95 per cent safer according to British authorities

According to the Swedish Public Health Agency, vejpning (e-cigarettes) is not a recommended way to quit smoking. But in the United Kingdom, for example, the same authority states, Public Health of Englandthat vejping is 95 per cent less harmful than smoking. And according to Cancer Research UK, it is e-cigarettes in combination with medical support and therapy the most effective way of smoking today.

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