Nicotine does not protect against the virus. Controversy “caused” by tobacco
Recalling that smoking “is associated with several chronic pathologies, namely, respiratory, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer”, the Portuguese Society of Pulmonology (SPP) Commission cites national and world health authorities to highlight, in a statement released this Monday that patients with the clinical conditions in question “have a higher risk of serious Covid-19 disease”.
“In addition, smoking has a harmful effect on the immune system, making smokers more vulnerable to infections”, adds the note, which expresses concern about the “hand-mouth contact” often and repeatedly made by smokers “and” sharing tobacco products. “
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