A childhood vaccine may help prevent severe Covid-19 infections, while cigarette smoke increases the risk of contracting the virus, according to the latest study.
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill would restrict smoking in public places, introduce plain packaging, ban point-of-sale advertising and displays, and scrap the sale of single cigarettes.
The UN agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for climate change. However, it did not specify the amount of compensation.
The study provides the first accurate measure of the devastating genetic damage smoking inflicts not only in the lungs, but also disrupting cell function in other organs of the body that are indirectly exposed to the smoke.
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