Smokers seem less likely than non-smokers to fall ill with covid-19

French researchers to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients

 

The idea behind the French research is that Covid-19 is understood to attach itself to the walls of cell receptors [known as ACE 2 receptors] in the upper aiways. The virus then acts like a key to unlock the cell, allowing it to enter it and then use its infrastructure to multiply

While nicotine is also able to attach itself to these receptors and act as a key to unlock the cell, it doesn’t actually enter.

The French team postulate that instead, it acts as a barrier to the virus accessing the cell – as the key is already in the lock, so to speak.

Welsh doctors claim nicotine patches could be used for treating coronavirus

Leading Welsh doctors claim nicotine patches could offer hope of a possible treatment for coronavirus. Jonathan Davies, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, said the “powerful” drug has the potential to block the virus from entering cells.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Konstantinos Farsalinos Anastasia Barbouni Raymond Niaura 2 1, 1, Author(s) details Introduction There is a lot of speculation about the effects of smoking on Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Smoking increases susceptibility to respiratory infections and media reports suggest that it may increase the risk of being infected with acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for COVID-19.

 

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