Covid-19 and ex-smokers: an underestimated prognostic factor?

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1463

Authors

  • Pierluigi Carratù | pierluigi.carratu@uniba.it Division of Internal Medicine, Clinica Medica “A. Murri”; Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Italy.
  • Roberto Boffi Pneumology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1657-1591
  • Silvano Dragonieri Institute of Respiratory Disease, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sense Organs, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1563-6864
  • Elena Munarini Pneumology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1031-5201
  • Chiara Veronese Pneumology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1414-342X
  • Piero Portincasa Division of Internal Medicine, Clinica Medica “A. Murri”; Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5359-1471

Abstract

Dear Editor,

The recent and explosive worldwide outbreak of Covid-19 leads many scientists and clinicians to identify the most responsible triggering risk factors in individuals without comorbidities, as well as potential prognostic factors. A notable field of research has been conducted on the role of smoking, which has been initially hypothesized as being a protective factor for Covid-19....

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Published
2020-07-15
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
Covid-19, smoking habit
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How to Cite
Carratù, Pierluigi, Roberto Boffi, Silvano Dragonieri, Elena Munarini, Chiara Veronese, and Piero Portincasa. 2020. “Covid-19 and Ex-Smokers: An Underestimated Prognostic Factor?”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1463.

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