If one zooms down to the statistics in Malaysia, the risk from smoking is even higher at a factor of 4 compared to taking alcohol. The only known risk of alcoholism in Malaysia has been notable when there are deaths from drunken driving. Data source: Our World In Data
It has come to a point where if you have an alcohol drinker, a cigarette smoker and a person who doesn’t drink or smokes, the last person to be infected would be the alcohol drinker considering how alcohol kills viruses. The smoker on the other hand would probably be the first to be infected considering how COVID19 affects the lungs. Image source: Poster by WHO
The problem with foreigners in Cambodia during the time of a pandemic is that there is very little information available for them to know what is going on and what the next step will be. Often it is left to one’s own assumptions and “google” findings to know what to do next. What is given is some standard leaflet which does not clarify anything and there were no Cambodian officials were around to give any briefings on what to do next.