News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. CORONAVIRUS cases are rapidly surging in the UK – with the toll jumping to a staggering 456 people today. And experts are warning that smokers are much more likely to contract the deadly bug – given their weak lung function. Britain’s top doc, Professor Chris Whitty, urged smokers to ditch the habit immediately to lower their risk of Covid-19. He told MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee: “To be clear on smokers, my recommendation is that they stop smoking. Professor Sanjaya Senanayake, from the Australian National University (ANU), also revealed that smokers may suffer worse outcomes from coronavirus. Chancellor Rishi Sunak also today revealed he’s hiking the tobacco tax in today’s Budget - with the cost of cigarettes to go up to £12.73 a pack. With this in mind, here are just a few ways to help you quit smoking for good and protect yourself from the respiratory disease… As a smoker, you probably have plenty of reasons to quit, but have you ever written them down physically? Why don’t you get a pen and ...