Are there anymore lurkers here, any still pondering the decision if they have to quit smoking or not?
Because many of us here care, I care a lot for those of you still not sure if you should do it or not.
Because we've seen 9/11, and now we are seeing just the tip of the COVID-19.
Who do you think will have more chances to recover: someone who never smoked, someone who quit some month/years ago, or someone who is still smoking?
If you call it a rhetorical question, you are right, it is because yes, we all know the answer to the question.
And based on the latest developments, if initially it was thought the more affected age category is the over 80, then the 60-80, and it would go decreasingly with age, now it appears, at least in USA that 20% of deaths are of young people, in their 20's or 30's. And why do you think that is? It is because somehow their immune system had been compromised.
"Effects of smoking on the immune system
The effects of tobacco smoke on the immune system include:
- greater susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia and influenza (COVID-19 falls in this category)
- more severe and longer-lasting illnesses
- lower levels of protective antioxidants (such as vitamin C), in the blood."
- https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/smoking-effects-on-your-bodySmoking - effects on your body - Better Health Channel
Then you know when it comes to COVID-19, all the body resources are coming into play to defend against it.
At what level will your immune system work for you?
Please help decrease the devastating impact, we can't all be in the front line of defense, but we can all do our part: you can quit, we can help you navigate the road. There are tens of thousands of days of freedom on this site, from which you can pull all the info and support you need! Be one of us: be free!
Please let us help,
Please quit smoking today!
Disclaimer: this reflects my thoughts and experience, you take what you want and leave the rest!