By now, most of us know that older people are at greater risk from coronavirus. And so are people who are obese, diabetic, or have lung or heart disease.
But there’s another risk factor that may be more dangerous than any of these.
Smokers are 14 times more likely to develop pneumonia and get severely sick from COVID-19, according to a study from China
This isn’t surprising when you consider that COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the lungs.