Smoking and Covid-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) has completed an analysis of 35 peer reviewed studies on the association of smoking with COVID-19. The review found that smokers are more likely to develop severe disease from COVID-19 than non-smokers, and in hospitalised patients with COVID-19, smoking was also associated with increased severity of illness and death.
With the current pandemic worsening and many of us seeing a second wave of infections it is now a more important time to quit smoking. If you currently smoke and would like to quit, please speak to your health care professional for support. To see the full analysis, click on the button below.