7 Mar 2022

Smokers up to 50 percent more at risk to die from Covid

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 7 March 2022

The World Health Organisation warns smokers are up to 50 percent more likely to get seriously ill or die from the coronavirus than non-smokers.

Experts are hoping it will give people another reason to stub out the habit.

RNZ's Kim Moodie reports.