Smoking, vaping and COVID-19

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I’m co-leading a living evidence review (updated 9 times to-date, with version 7 published in a peer-reviewed journal) on the association of smoking status with SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalisation, disease severity and mortality, which is updated every other month. Each update is shared directly with Public Health England’s tobacco control team and Action on Smoking & Health. I’m also co-leading a case-control study at a single UK hospital site to examine the association of smoking status with hospitalisation for COVID-19 compared with other respiratory viruses a year previous, and contribute to a large survey study to gain a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on smoking, vaping and alcohol consumption among UK adults.

Dr Olga Perski
Dr Olga Perski
Research Associate

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