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Turkey’s smoking ban ‘sound decision’ amid virus: Experts – Anadolu Agency

Smokers likely to experience more severe symptoms from virus compared to non-smokers, say experts from WHO, Turkish Green Crescent Society – Anadolu Agency



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With a rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 patients, Turkey has recently implemented a series of measures to stem the spread of the virus, including a nationwide smoking ban in public spaces.
World Health Organization (WHO) experts and president of the anti-addiction group, Turkish Green Crescent, welcomed the ban but warned smokers about the likelihood of experiencing more severe symptoms from the deadly virus compared to non-smokers.
In a circular to governors in the nation’s 81 provinces,…

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