According to the Anadolu Agency, the study by the Charitable Action Association on Smoking and Health showed that more than 41% of those who quit smoking said their decision was in response to fears of the corona’s consequences.
The association conducted the study on a sample of 10,000 people between April 15 and June 20, according to the BBC.
Separately, University College London found that more people quit smoking this year than in any other year, since they began doing research and studies in 2007.
The British government has previously warned that corona’s symptoms for smokers may be more severe than those who do not smoke.
In previous statements to German News Agency, Professor Michael Pfeiffer warned that smoking raises the risk of infection with viruses, including the emerging Corona virus.
The President of the German Society of Lung Medicine explained that smoking weakens the immune forces of the airways, so viruses find it difficult to attack the respiratory system.
Because of smoking, the disease – if infected – takes a severe and life-threatening path, so smoking cessation should be taken as a precaution in order to reduce the risk of infection with the Coronavirus.
Besides quitting smoking, general health requirements should also be adhered to, as hands should be washed with soap for a period of no less than 20 seconds on a regular basis, taking into account cleaning the spaces between the fingers and the back of the hand as well, as well as avoiding human gatherings as possible.
The doctor should be consulted immediately upon suspected infection with the Coronavirus, the symptoms of which are throat pain, fever, cough, cold, headache, severe fatigue, limb pain, and breathing problems, such as shortness of breath and shortness of breath.