Therefore, experts advise that smokers should avoid it. The WHO has also warned that smokers are at risk of contracting the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the risk of contracting the virus is higher, as they have to keep their mouths shut every time they smoke a cigarette.
Additionally, smokers’ lungs are generally less healthy. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February. They studied 1,099 people infected with the disease in China. Of the 173 people who showed serious symptoms, 6.9 percent were smokers. Earlier reports of coronavirus outbreaks in the rest of the world also showed a higher incidence of smokers.