CoEHAR researchers investigated for the first time the relationship between biochemically-verified smoking status and SARS-CoV-2 infection in a large population study. The study “The impact of laboratory-verified smoking on SARS-CoV-2 infection: Results from the Troina sero-epidemiological survey”, found that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibody positivity were reduced in smokers compared to former and never smokers (19.8% vs. 31%)
Direct causal relationship between smoking and COVID-19 outcomes: the work of CoEHAR researchers finds confirmations in an english cohort study. Compared with people who had never smoked, current smoking was associated with one-third lower risk of hospitalization
According to the researchers from CoEHAR, the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania, in partnership with the University of Pavia and the University of Milan “Statale”, the analysis of the international studies conducted on the humoral response to Covid-19 vaccines confirmed the negative impact of smoking on antibodies levels induced by vaccine and the rapid lowering of the vaccine-elicited IgG titres over six months
A recent international partnership between researchers from Europe, USA, UK and Russia has investigated the effects of the pandemic mitigation strategies. Community and home care are the only viable strategies that could achieve the goal of pandemic mitigation
The e-cigarette aerosol foster the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? According to the research, vaping add 1% risk to the already existing risks from breathing indoor
In a recent study published on Journal of Clinical Medicine, there is now emerging evidence that obesity and overweight predispose to Covid-19 severe symptoms and negative prognosis
In the past few days, seroepidemiological tests on citizens have been performed to assess the impact of smoking on the Covid-19 infections on the most vulnerable part of the population. The subjects of the study were selected according to a multi-layered probabilistic sampling plan by gender and age on citizens from 5 to over 80 years old. Among them, the employees of the Oasi of Troina, many of whom were tested positive to the Covid-19 infection.
A new study published in the journal "Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease" provides important insight to the issue of smoking and COVID-19. The number of smokers with severe COVID-19 that requires hospitalization is by far lower than expected based on population smoking rates. The very few smokers who are eventually hospitalized have higher odds for severe disease and adverse outcome.
The findings from a survey conducted by COEHAR researchers on almost 2000 participants showed a slight decrease in the consumption of cigarettes during the lockdown period and an increase in the purchase of products such as cigarettes and e-liquid
The damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic is twofold: in addition to suffering from direct effects of the virus, the world is grappling with the challenge of social distancing. Recent poll explores the relationship between COVID-19 social distancing and health among 6,801 tobacco and nicotine users in 5 countries.