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  Posted on: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Studies: Smoking, age, other factors raise risk of COVID-19 death
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The increased risk for COVID-19 pneumonia in people who smoke cigarettes or have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be at least partly explained by increased levels of an enzyme that enables the virus to more easily enter their lungs, according to a research letter published today in the European Respiratory Journal

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