LONDON: Cod-19 symptoms are more destructive in smokers and increase the risk of death, according to a new study.
A research paper by King’s College London has been published in the scientific journal Thorax, which claims that people addicted to cigarettes are at higher risk of covid 19. The study looked at the medical records of 2.4 million people last year.
Data from this study show that smokers were 14% more likely to develop normal covid symptoms than the general population, while those with more than five symptoms had a higher risk than the general population. The probability of reporting symptoms was 29% and the probability of reporting more than 10% was 50%.
The study also found that smokers were twice as likely to be hospitalized as non-smokers and would need to be admitted to the intensive care unit and need a ventilator first. And many die during treatment, and those who survive may experience prolonged coughing, shortness of breath, and even a slight lack of oxygen after recovery.