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Covid and nicotine

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The smoker's paradox during the COVID-19 pandemic? The influence of smoking and vaping on the incidence and course of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection as well as possibility of using nicotine in the treatment of COVID-19 - Review of the literature - PubMed
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34328284/

Gear man's picture

Very interesting read, my grandfather smoked for 50years then just quit cold turkey one day and that was it. When i was younger i remember asking him why he smoked and he replied " Smoking keeps the germs out"

Dobermann's picture

U got a potato brain?

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bigbain's picture

I could be completely wrong, but weren't they saying for quite some time that vaping and smoking were making it worse and you were more likely to die? I thought I read that a few months back.

I do know I had a friend just die from covid 2 weeks ago. He never smoked his whole life but took up vaping for some reason about a year ago, i know he had problems breathing and with his lungs. Ultimately, that's what killed him at the end. He couldn't breathe on his own or get enough Oxygen and they ended up pulling the plug .

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Fyi, im a light smoker( 2 a day). Yeah i know i suck. I'm really a heavy tobacco chewer though. Basically I'm hooked on nicotine!

No Covid to date, no vaccine, been exposed numerous times by coworkers and friends. Crazy shit, if there is any truth in this!

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Pxpxp's picture

Bro maybe look into those nicotine packs.. it only has nicotine and none of that BS that are in cigarettes. I love me some Copenhagen, but that shit is just as bad as cigarettes.. we all have our vices Smile

BFG's picture

Here is something to make you feel better: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001541/

WILDCARD1's picture

Good read i struggle my self with nicotine. I have been able to kick the hard stuff for 4 years now but I still haven't dropped that morning cigarette

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Molinin302's picture

That's the only one that's good, especially with coffee. The rest of the day it's just habit.

Pxpxp's picture

I disagree. A good dip and a cup of hot coffee is amazing!!!!

Molinin302's picture

I'm on board, but of a different era. The smoke hits different. I'll pay for it one day.

Halsey's picture

YES SIR!

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Halsey's picture

Ive been an professional engineer for 25 years. Im very aware how any data can be spun to fit a narrative, lol. Fyi, i am a cardio endurance junkie too!

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IrishMack's picture

I was a heavy dipper since high school, after college I noticed my gums were bleeding every single time I brushed them, fast forward to now I lost a good percentage of gum tissue on my bottom. my Dentist said skin graphs are in my future soon or total loss of bottom teeth. I tried to get implants and they said no bueno until the graphing. if you still want to dip, try those tobacco-less pouches they have. Pretty strong stuff and it should at least help you not lose your teeth or gums.

Tbone69's picture

Love me some grizzly for about 6 years. I still miss it but it’s a gross habit my girl hates. Oh well.

IrishMack's picture

That was my poison, the long cut wintergreen. That shit tears you up

Halsey's picture

Its a bad bad habit. Ive tried those pouches you speak of. They're just ok, lol

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Molinin302's picture

This came out very early on and as awful a habit that smoking is, it hasn't been disproven. It's very very interesting. There was a resident at my job, before covid started was hospitalized with pneumonia. She was in close contact with a lot of people who smoked (she was a light smoker), and none got Ill. Months later her blood tested positive for antibodies. It's the flu. A nasty strain, but at the end of the day it's the flu.

Edit- is it the nicotine or does the virus have difficulty getting through tar covered lungs? Lol

Halsey's picture

Nicotine take the receptors spots for the transport of the covid virus to move from cell to cell. Basically, the same way on how ivermectin works, supposedly. Very basic concept, it takes the bus seat from the virus early on before the virus replicates out of control.

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andrejcutler's picture

good point

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