Covid-19 posing extra risks for smokers

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Evidence is continuing to emerge that smoking puts people at greater risk of illness if they contract COVID-19.

Smokers are more vulnerable to respiratory illness,  and other complications.

Early research is showing that compared to non-smokers, smokers are more likely to be admitted to intensive care, require ventilation and suffer longer term complications if  they are COVID-positive.

Produced By: Evan Wallace

Featured In Story: Sarah White – Director of Quit Victoria

First aired on The Wire, Monday October 25 2021

DATE POSTED
Sunday 24th of October, 2021
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