10 Health Risks You Can't Afford to Take Amid the Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused entire cities to go into lockdown in order to keep the contagion at bay. It's now more important than ever to stay safe. Besides avoiding close contact with others and touching your face, there are plenty of other behaviors—like smoking you need to nix amid the coronavirus. "COVID-19 is a respiratory tract infection, so keeping your lungs healthy has never been more important," says Dr. Lucky Sekhon. "Anyone with underlying lung disease is going to be at an increased risk of having severe manifestations of COVID-19, including pneumonia. And avoiding toxic exposures to cigarette smoke or the chemicals from vaping will protect your lungs from damage and inflammation that could make them even more vulnerable to severe infection."
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