Russian doctor debunked associated with coronavirus myth about Smoking

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Information about that abrupt cessation of Smoking in case of lung diseases, including coronavirus infection can be dangerous is a myth. The radio station “Moscow speaking” told the chief of Department of therapy of the First Moscow state medical University named after I. M. Sechenov, doctor-pulmonologist Alexander Pullman.

“There were some biased and erroneous opinion that a heavy smoker can not quit Smoking immediately, regardless of the situation, — said the doctor. — This was due to the fact that lungs and bronchi of a smoker get used to an overactive stimulus and the lack of it then becomes insufficient for at least some of the satisfactory operation of the lungs. Many smokers who have smoked for a long time, complain that worse sputum departs, more hard to breathe.”

However, according to Palman, this misconception is debunked. “For those, quite a long time ago, when medicinal our ability to cool different from today, maybe it played a role — not to give up Smoking immediately, but to do it gradually, he said. — To date stance of medicine is to quit Smoking it is necessary at once”. According to the doctor, even if the smoker feel worse after the withdrawal from nicotine, the doctors will help him with medications.

“If the coronavirus is human the last drop, which it will move to the idea that you need to quit Smoking, then at least some will benefit from this event,” added Pullman.

In recent days in Russia revealed 8246 cases of infection with coronavirus in 83 regions. Since the beginning of the pandemic COVID-19 was confirmed in 537 210 of the Russians.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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