Smoking, vaping may increase COVID risk

COMMENTARY /// Good health

Doctors and many other health professionals are working to treat sick patients for the COVID-19 virus. The best ways for you to help are to stay home, wash your hands, and not smoke or vape.

Here are three good reasons why you should stop smoking and vaping:

Smoking doubles your risk of developing respiratory infections. In one study, 391 healthy volunteers had one of five respiratory viruses, including a coronavirus, dropped in a liquid into their noses. The volunteers who smoked were...

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