Could nicotine protect you from COVID-19?

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Long before Brigitte Bardot popularized smoking by sensuously puffing on Gauloises, the French embraced smoking. Now they’re finding those nicotine-infused lungs may stand a chance in the battle of COVID-19. French researchers are currently planning on testing nicotine patches on front-line healthcare workers pending regulatory approval from health authorities. Having seen significantly fewer smokers being admitted to hospitals for COVID-19, they’re postulating that nicotine may protect smokers from catching the disease — or developing serious complications.