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Coronavirus: 300,000 people quit smoking


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th May, 2020
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Coronavirus: 300,000 people quit smoking

London: More than 300,000 people quit smoking as a result of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A survey conducted in the United  Kingdom has found that the coronavirus is more likely to affect smokers, owing to this more than 300,000 people in the UK quit smoking.

The United Kingdom is the second most affected country by the coronavirus after the United States, with more than 31,000 people infected with the Novel coronavirus so far.

COVID‑19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome which leads to Lungs dysfunction and smoking can exacerbate the health of coronavirus patient.

According to a survey conducted by YouGov, more than 300,000 people quit smoking out of fear of the expected effects of being infected with the coronavirus, while more than 500,000 people tried to quit smoking during quarantine at home. According to the report, 2.4 million people have practically reduced their smoking habits.

British national daily tabloid newspaper Daily Mirror also reported that related to the YouGOV survey report that 27% of those surveyed said they were “more convinced to quit smoking”. A quarter of smokers believe their chances of resuming smoking are very low, compared to just 4% saying loneliness has increased their smoking habits.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in late March this year that all types of smoking increase the chances of a person being infected with the coronavirus and transmit it on to others. The WHO has argued that smoking weakens the human respiratory system, which in turn increases the chances of being infected with COVID-19 because the deadly disease attacks the human lungs.

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