Risk factors

Smoking linked with higher risk of severe COVID-19 and related death

Smoking is likely to increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19 and dying from the virus, according to new research published in the journal Thorax. Using data from the UK Biobank alongside that from primary care records, COVID-19 testing, hospital admissions and death certificates, researchers undertook two separate analytical approaches – observational and Mendelian randomisation ...

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