Smokers are more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, according to a new study. The study found that current smokers were 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with the virus than those who don't smoke. The research also claims that smokers are significantly more likely to die from COVID-19 than non-smokers. ""Our results strongly suggest that smoking is related to your risk of getting severe Covid, and just as smoking affects your risk of heart disease,"" Dr. Ashley Clift, University Of Oxford. The study contradicts previous research published at the start of the pandemic, which suggested smoking could help. The original study's findings were later retracted due to some of the authors having links to the tobacco industry. Credit: Video Elephant LTD via Reuters.