A new study has found a strong link between smoking cigarettes and severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection.
According to a report from News Medical, researchers for the UK Biobank study looked at "primary care records, COVID-19 test results, hospital admissions data and death certificates" to search for associations between smoking and hospitalizations and death from COVID-19.
The news site reported that 59 percent of participants have never smoked, 37 percent were former smokers and 4 percent were smokers.
The study found that current smokers were 80 percent more likely to be hospitalized and "significantly more likely to die from COVID-19."
Learn more about the study here.
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