CPS: Quitting Tobacco Reduces Risk of Severe COVID-19. | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):— Smokers face a 40 to 50 per cent higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports people quitting tobacco to reduce their risk of severe COVID-19.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labour, is also of the same opinion and encourages the smokers within the Sint Maarten community to also follow the same advice.

The WHO says that smokers can lower their risk from the coronavirus, as well as the risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses.

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