Smokers are more susceptible towards COVID-19 infection
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Keywords

Smoking
COVID-19 infection
SARS-CoV-2
Coronavirus

How to Cite

Qasim, M. Q., & Mustafa, M. Z. (2020). Smokers are more susceptible towards COVID-19 infection. Pak-Euro Journal of Medical and Life Sciences, 3(3), 138-141. https://doi.org/10.31580/pjmls.v3i3.1450

Abstract

Smoking is one of the major causes of mortality worldwide. Smokers are more prone to pulmonary infections resulting acute respiratory failure. The association between smoking and the recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) should be estimated to take timely precautionary measures.

https://doi.org/10.31580/pjmls.v3i3.1450
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