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Vaping warning: Using e-cigarettes could make you more vulnerable to coronavirus

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Smoking or Vaping May Increase the Risk of a Severe Coronavirus Infection

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Coronavirus and smoking: Could the COVID-19 infection fare worse for smokers?

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Increased risk of COVID-19 infection amongst smokers and amongst waterpipe users

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Smokers and vapers at greater risk of dying from coronavirus

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Sex difference and smoking predisposition in patients with COVID-19

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Smoking or vaping increases risks for those with coronavirus

(Reuters) – Smoking or vaping makes people more vulnerable to suffering severe illness once infected by coronavirus, a spokeswoman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.

De Blasio told a press conference earlier on Sunday that people who smoke or vape are at higher risk.

“If you are a smoker or a vaper that does make you more vulnerable,” de Blasio said, urging New Yorkers to seek help in quitting. “If you are a smoker or a vaper this is a very good time to stop that habit and we will help you.”

De Blasio also said people over the age of 50 and with heart disease, lung disease, cancer, immune system vulnerability or diabetes face increased risks.

Smokers are more at risk from Coronavirus

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Does Tobacco Smoking Increases the Risk of Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Severity? The Case of China

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Analysis of factors associated with disease outcomes in hospitalized patients with 2019 novel coronavirus disease

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