Head of Department of preventive maintenance of oncological scientific center named. N. N. Blokhin Vladimir Levshin said that the smoker who contracted the coronavirus, the risk of more dire consequences than people without this bad habit.
“Smoking does not protect against coronavirus, but on the contrary, aggravates the course of coronavirus infection through those diseases that smokers have,” he explained to radio Sputnik
the Oncologist reminded that any person who smokes 5-6 years, has chronic bronchitis, for which “the risk of getting pneumonia increases several times.” Levshin has denied rumors that Smoking protects against coronavirus. In his opinion, heavy smokers to justify coming up with such things.