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WHO. Tobacco and waterpipe use increases the risk of suffering from COVID-19 

Tobacco use may increase the risk of suffering from serious symptoms due to COVID-19 illness. Early research indicates that, compared to non-smokers, having a history of smoking may substantially increase the chance of adverse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients, including being admitted to intensive care, requiring mechanical ventilation and suffering severe health consequences. (WHO, Schweiz, April 2020)