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Short Communication - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

The effects of cigarette and hookah smoking on COVID-19: A public health emergency

COVID-19 is a coronavirus outbreak that initially appeared in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, but it has already evolved into a pandemic spreading rapidly worldwide. Since early December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan, Hubei province of China. This disease now been con?rmed as acute respiratory infection (i.e., pneumonia) caused by a novel coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern. Fever is the most common initial symptom of disease. Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.

Author(s): Sakineh Gerayllo*, Zohreh Karimiankakolaki, Reza Sadeghi

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