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What to Know About Smoking and COVID-19

vaping Smoking cigarettes is a known risk factor for severe disease and death from many lung conditions. It is also a significant risk factor for both viral and bacterial infections of the respiratory system, with smokers being five times as likely to develop influenza and twice as likely to have pneumonia.1 Not surprisingly, smoking has also been linked to increased severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ICU admission, and death in those who are hospitalized for the disease. Read the full article here: https://www.verywellhealth.com/smoking-and-covid-19-5115796...
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FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Warnings Show and Tell the Deadly Truth About Smoking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By issuing a final rule requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today has taken a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. The new warnings show and tell the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and will promote greater public understanding of the many ways in which smoking harms the human body. Read the full article here: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/FDAGraphicCigaretteWarningsFinalRule.aspx...
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