While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking. For the research, a team led by Carole Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin looked at data from nearly 9, women ages 18 to 25 who took part in a federal government survey in Very light and intermittent smoking -- using cigarettes on some days but not others -- was common among the women. Nearly 20 percent of all the women in the study, and about 60 percent of current smokers, were described as very light smokers, and nearly half of the current smokers did not smoke every day.
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Smokers are less likely to be diagnosed with Covid compared to those who have never touched a cigarette, another study has claimed. An array of research carried out since the pandemic began has shown smokers are at lower risk of getting the coronavirus. Now researchers in Mexico have added more weight to the evidence, which experts have called bizarre and said warrants further investigation. Scientists analysed data from almost 90, patients and found smokers were 23 per cent less likely than non-smokers to get diagnosed with Covid And the team also found smokers who did get infected were no more likely to need intensive care, be hooked up to a ventilator or die. The findings support the theory that smokers are somehow protected from Covid, with data from Britain, the US, China and Italy all suggesting the same.
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