Coronavirus and smoking, good or bad?
Every year, it is estimated that tobacco kills around 10 million people, all over the globe.
But last week, there was a report online that claimed that people who smoked, were less likely to suffer from Novel Coronavirus.
The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, in its preliminary study, stated:
“Current smoking status appears to be a protective factor against the infection by SARS-CoV-2”.
This was based on observations made by the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.
But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), people who smoke are more susceptible to getting Coronavirus.
“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. The current evidence suggests that the severity of COVID is higher among smokers.”
To investigate their theory, the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital has planned to run clinical tests, by using nicotine patches on patients in their hospital who have been hospitalized for Coronavirus.
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.