Current smoking is not associated with COVID-19

Eur Respir J. 2020 Jun 4;55(6):2001290. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01290-2020. Print 2020 Jun.


Despite the main complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection regard lung involvement, the prevalence of current smoking in COVID-19 patients is very low, thus questioning the role of coexisting active smoking as a risk factor for COVID-19 pneumonia

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Smokers*
  • Smoking