Sex Difference and Smoking Predisposition in Patients with COVID-19 (2020)

Author: Hua Cai The outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is quickly turning into a pandemic. Although the disease is now better contained in China, 32 702 cases remain as of March 2, 2020. 10 566 cases and 166 deaths outside of China had been reported as of March 3 (WHO situation report 43), which is […]

The Tobacco Industry in the Time of COVID-19: Time to Shut it Down? (2020)

Authors: Marita Hefler and Coral E Gartner The COVID-19 pandemic which originated in China in late 2019 has spread rapidly and taken much of the world by surprise, creating a health and economic emergency likely to have significant impacts for many years. The magnitude of the threat has forced both governments and businesses to urgently […]

Covid-19: The Role of Smoking Cessation During Respiratory Virus Epidemics (2020)

Author: David Simons, Olga Perski, and Jamie Brown The growing epidemic of the respiratory virus covid-19 has been accompanied by public health messages focusing on how to best reduce the spread of the causative agent, SARS-CoV-2. So far, public health efforts have tended to emphasise key health behaviours such as covering one’s mouth when coughing, […]

COVID-19 and Smoking: A Systematic Review of the Evidence (2020)

Authors: Constantine I. Vardavas and  Katerina Nikitara COVID-19 is a coronavirus outbreak that initially appeared in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, but it has already evolved into a pandemic spreading rapidly worldwide. As of 18 March 2020, a total number of 194909 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7876 deaths, the majority of […]

Analysis of Factors Associated With Disease Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (2020)

Authors: Wei Liu et al. Abstract Background: Since early December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan, Hubei province of China. This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the progression of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients. Associated results will be used to evaluate the prognosis and to find the optimal […]

Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China (2020)

Authors: Wei-jie Guan et al. Background: Since December 2019, when coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) emerged in Wuhan city and rapidly spread throughout China, data have been needed on the clinical characteristics of the affected patients. Read more: The New England Journal of Medicine