Dr. Hebe Joudeh, who is in charge of the Anti-Smoking Unit at the World Health Organization, revealed that we know that the evidence strongly indicates that smokers are more likely to suffer by up to 50% from the Corona virus, explaining that this means that smokers are more likely to have worse symptoms, and are more susceptible For hospital admission, they are more likely to be admitted to intensive care units and need assistance with breathing or ventilation.
Both destroy your health
And she added, in a statement, that smokers are more likely to die from the Corona virus than anyone who has never smoked, in general, we know that tobacco has a lot of damage to people’s health that causes heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases such as chronic lung disease and cancers such as lung cancer. And all of these conditions also, as we now know, make people more susceptible to infection with the Coronavirus.
Heated tobacco has the same risks as conventional tobacco
Dr Hebe noted that we know how harmful tobacco is to our health, however, during this pandemic, we have seen the tobacco industry come up with new and innovative ways to attract more and more people to tobacco. Talk to us about these industry efforts..
They deceived you and said heated tobacco is safe
Dr. Hebe Joudeh, in charge of the WHO Anti-Smoking Unit, explained that the tobacco industry and other industries that are involved in the manufacture and marketing of e-cigarettes, or heated tobacco, for example, are very active during the pandemic and remain so, especially in times of closure, For example, they made sure that consumers had constant access to these harmful products that arrived for sale on the sidewalks.
She said: “What is particularly concerning about these forms is that access for those underage, who usually do not have or have difficulty accessing these products, can be made easier through the illegal delivery system, explaining that they also offer discounts.” promotions, and dedicate the hashtag “Stay Home” #StayAtHome On social media for their marketing purposes, they claimed that nicotine and electronic tobacco products were good companions for working from home, etc.
E-smoking is harmful to your health
She added, “On a more globally strategic level, they have tried very hard to appear as part of the solution to the pandemic by donating things like ventilators to countries, as well as other personal protective equipment, masks with their own logos, etc., and at the same time, a commitment Complete silence about their role in more than 8 million tobacco-related deaths each year.
She stressed: The benefits to our bodies when quitting smoking and tobacco use in general are almost immediate, within 20 minutes of your last cigarette, heart rate and blood pressure improve, within 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels in the blood will drop to the normal range, Within two to 12 weeks, you can expect improved lung function and circulation, and in fact, within one to four years of quitting, your risk of death is about half that of a current smoker, so the best time to quit is now.