Frequent question: Are smokers more vulnerable to contracting COVID 19?

Am I at risk for serious complications from COVID-19 if I smoke cigarettes?

Yes. Data shows that when compared to never smokers, cigarette smoking increases the risk of more severe illness from COVID-19, which could result in hospitalization, the need for intensive care, or even death.

Are Smokers More Likely To Die From Covid?

Smokers up to 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid, study says. Smokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.

What underlying health conditions put one at risk for severe COVID-19?

The CDC has published a complete list of the medical conditions that put adults at high risk of severe COVID. The list includes cancer, dementia, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, chronic lung or kidney disease, pregnancy, heart conditions, liver disease, and down syndrome, among others.

Are people with serious underlying chronic medical conditions at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?

All people with serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system seem to be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

Do steroids help reduce the effect of COVID-19?

The steroid medication dexamethasone has been proven to help people severely ill with COVID-19.

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