Coronavirus patients to get nicotine patches in French study on smoking’s effects
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French researchers are planning to examine whether nicotine patches could help prevent or lessen the effects of coronavirus.
The study will test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients and frontline health care workers after a different study suggested smokers may be less at risk of contracting coronavirus.
The study from a major Paris hospital suggests a substance in tobacco, thought to possibly be nicotine, may be stopping those who smoke from catching COVID-19. The Paris study found that few who had contracted the virus were regular smokers compared to the general population.
Researchers emphasized that the study was not intended to encourage people to take up smoking, which carries other fatal health risks and kills as much as 50 percent of those who take it up.
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[Source: Fox News]