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Smoking increases the risk of complications from COVID-19


Higher levels of coronavirus ‘entry point’ enzyme in lungs of COPD patients and smokers. eurekalert.org.  April 08, 2020. Risk of severe COVID-19 could be increased. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule, called angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE-2), in their lungs according to […]

Tobacco smoking and somatic mutations in human bronchial epithelium, study


Never too late to quit: Protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers. sciencedaily.com. January 29, 2020. Summary: Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists have discovered that compared to current smokers, people who had stopped smoking had more genetically […]


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