Smoking is the great addiction that helped Covid to cause thousands of deaths

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GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, May 31, 2023 – “World Tobacco free Day” is commemorated on May 31 after the World Health Organization instituted it in 1987 to call attention to the epidemic of smoking and its lethal effects.

According to the OMS, smoking is an addictive disease generated by nicotine that produces physical and psychological dependence.
In 2020, it was estimated that there were more than two million cases of lung cancer in the world and 1.8 million deaths from this disease; in Mexico there were 7,811 new cases and 6,733 deaths from lung cancer.

And although lung cancer continues to be the main disease related to tobacco consumption, there are others such as pulmonary emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive pulmonary disease, and it was closely related to deaths from Covid 19, explained Juan Alberto Rodriguez, a physician assigned to Internal Medicine at the Hospital General de Occidente.

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