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Smoking as a Risk Factor for COVID-19 Onset and Severity

This pilot study will use data from Kaiser Permanente Northern California electronic health records to examine whether current and former smokers are at elevated risk for COVID-19 infection and disease severity relative to never smokers. We will also look at whether any associations between smoking status and COVID-19 onset or severity are moderated by smoking-related chronic conditions or socio-demographic factors.
Investigator: Young-Wolff, Kelly
Funder: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program