San Jose, CA
A 49-year-old male asked about a 88-year-old male:
How bad is smoking when it comes to coronavirus? how many of the patients who died were smokers? i read a big percentage of them were smokers.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrilloanswered
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Not enough info yet: It is well known that smoking affects the ability of airway to fight against infections, including any type of virus or bacteria; it is affordable that coronavirus may affect more to people with chronic diseases. However, there is not a published scientific work yet that makes the exact statistic association among smoking and this new coronavirus outbreak. Anyway, the best is not smoking.
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