CSIR and ICMR 'contradict' each other on smoking-COVID connection

Tobacco chewing causes an eight-fold increase in the desire to spit, and because COVID-19 is an airborne disease, the odds of it spreading through spitting in public settings are extremely high. In smokers with damaged lungs and insufficient pulmonary immunity, the COVID-19 can cause serious illness and significant mortality. When it comes to connecting tobacco smoking with the chance of developing COVID-19, the two government organisations, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), appear to be on opposing sides. While the ICMR indicated that studies are being conducted to establish a link between smoking and coronavirus, the CSIR indicated that no such studies have been conducted.

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