Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,777,546 members, 6,617,930 topics. Date: Sunday, 05 December 2021 at 08:26 PM

Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO - Health - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Health / Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO (166 Views)

COVID-19: WHO Says Madagascar's Herbal Tonic Not A Cure / COVID-19: WHO To Commence Vaccine Trials In Nigeria / Women Who SNORE Have A Higher Risk Of Developing Heart Disease, Study Warns (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply) (Go Down)

Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO by freeman131: 11:41am On Mar 29, 2020
The World Health Organisation has said smokers and tobacco consumers have a high chance of contracting COVID-19.

The United Nations’ specialised body for global health also said asthmatic and diabetic patients are vulnerable to be infected with the virus.

It said, “Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of the virus from hand to mouth.

“Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase the risk of serious illness.

“Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouthpieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings.

“Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.


“People with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

“WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.”

The novel virus has infected over 600,000 people with over 27,000 deaths.

The statistics keep exploding hourly with Nigeria’s cases hitting 97 as of 10:00am on Sunday, March 29.

https://punchng.com/smokers-at-higher-risk-of-covid-19-who/
Re: Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO by Tozic(m): 11:42am On Mar 29, 2020
This virus could be a blessing and a factory resetter in disguise.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO by 1realBobby(m): 11:44am On Mar 29, 2020
Hh
Re: Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO by Davash222(m): 11:47am On Mar 29, 2020
Another propaganda against the innocent leaf.
Re: Smokers At Higher Risk Of Covid-19-WHO by freeman131: 11:48am On Mar 29, 2020
All ye addicted smokers be wise and stay alive

(1) (Reply)

COVID-19 : Central Hospital, Warri Debunks Rumors Of Suspected Case / DIY Home Made Face Mask / I Don't Think Chloroquine Is Effective As It Is Touted To Be

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 44
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.