COVID-19

E-cigarette users who test positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience COVID-19 symptoms

13 January 2022 By Mayo Clinic, Source: Science Daily People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for COVID-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people who don’t vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The study, which is published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, finds that […]

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Smoking highly likely to worsen COVID-19 severity and risk of associated death

27 September 2021 British Medical Journal. Source: Medical Express Smoking is highly likely to worsen the severity of COVID-19 and the risk of dying from the infection, finds a large UK Biobank study published online in the respiratory journal Thorax. It is the first study of its kind to pool observational and genetic data on smoking and COVID-19 to strengthen

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100% smoke-free pushed to prevent the spread of COVID-19

February 2021, The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a fervent call for the establishment of more smoke-free environments in the Philippines to uphold every Filipino’s right to health as provided for in Article II Section 15 of the Philippine Constitution which states that the State shall promote people’s right to health and instill health consciousness

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Philippines: Dark side to Big Tobacco’s Covid-19 CSR activities?

16 December 2020 Lina Sagaral Reyes, Eco-Business: Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed? On 26 March this year, as the Philippines recorded 707 Covid-19 cases two

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