Taking this with a grain of salt v. Covid & nicotine

SignalFlow

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Daily active smokers are infrequent among outpatients or hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Several arguments suggest that nicotine is responsible for this protective effect via the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR).

Nicotine may inhibit the penetration and spread of the virus and have a prophylactic effect in COVID-19 infection, especially in healthcare workers who are at high risk of infection.
 
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limsoup

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interesting. think i'd rather risk covid than risk becoming a smoker though. esp if it's linked to actually smoking and not just nicotine
 
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