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World No Tobacco Day: WHO says about 50% of smokers at risk of dying from Covid

Smokers face a 40% to half higher danger of creating serious illness or passing from COVID-19. 

That is as indicated by the World Health Organization as it marks World No Tobacco Day on Monday, with the current year's topic as: Commit to Quit. 

The National Council Against Smoking's Sharon Nyatsanza said 21% of South Africans use tobacco items. 

She said 70% of them need to stop: "We need to continue to fortify help. We do have accessible administrations, for example, online stages and we likewise have the medicine, for instance the nicotine substitution treatments are given over the counter." 

Catherine Egbe from the South African Medical Research Council said contemplates had been directed on whether e-cigarettes helped smokers quit. 

"Electronic cigarettes are not compelling in assisting smokers with stopping. Numerous smokers who attempt to stop by means of e-cigarettes wind up being smokers of both." 

As per the World Health Organization, more than 8,000,000 individuals die each year because of smoking tobacco.

Source: Eyewitness news

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