Liputan6.com, Jakarta Habit smoke very risky for society in a pandemic like today. Not only disturbing the heart and lungs, smoking also makes a person susceptible to various infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Even this risk is also lurking passive smokers.
“People who smoke are more at risk of being treated for serious illnesses including COVID-19 too,” explained Dr. Vito Anggarino Damay, Junior Doctor Network in a Productive Dialogue with the theme “Watching Non-Communicable Diseases to Stay Productive and Safe COVID-19” at the Media Center Handling Committee. COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN), Monday (9/11/2020).
The high risk is because smokers tend to do the activity of touching their mouths repeatedly while smoking cigarettes. Meanwhile, people’s hands smoke this is not necessarily clean and could be contaminated with viruses.
This risk should also be watched out for by passive smokers, who can also contract various other infectious diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Smoker passive is the most pity, because it seems like you don’t know anything. I don’t feel the pleasure, in fact ngehirup smoke, even affected, “he added.