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Smoking increases complications when infected with COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that affects people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis more severely. Some of these diseases have been caused by smoking over many years. We can therefore conclude that the currently smoking population is more susceptible to the virus or to manifesting symptoms more severely.  

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