THE EDITOR, Madam:
As Jamaicans come to terms with the unfolding realities of the global health crisis which is the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) asks that we not forget those who smoke or use tobacco, and especially our youth, who are most susceptible to the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry.
Most people infected with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are more likely to develop serious illness.
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