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it seems the data still points towards current smokers having the least risk of serious harm or hospitalization from covid followed by never smokers and then past smokers.
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
originally posted by: GravitySucks
Didn't one of the treatments for Ebola have tobacco in it?
Ebola Tobacco Time
Tobacco kills but it makes sure it kills everything else before you.
originally posted by: TheResidentAlien
Having looked though the document, I'm thinking the "study" is a little more than horse poo. I mean, seriously:
"patients who smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime were considered smokers "
Thats the equivalent of smoking for a couple of days ...during their entire life!
I would not consider someone who smokes one cig at the end of a long night drinking (or fun night in bed) a "smoker". Would you ?
originally posted by: EternalShadow
Nicotine is also used as an agricultural pesticide, could there be some angle there? Is the nicotine lessening the severity? Is there a coating in the lungs from smoking that doesn't allow covid to be so aggressive?🤷🏾♂️
If you're currently smoking, your body is in a constant, amplified damage and repair cycle. Inflammations galore. You'd think that would spell disaster when coupled with covid-19...🤔🤔
Hell, this study could be nothing more than tobacco industry funded research/propaganda.🤨