FAQs on COVID-19 and lung health

The Union has published a set of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and lung health, focusing on its impact on TB services and the people undergoing TB treatment, and guidance to maintain quality care throughout this period, as well as recommendations and guidance for healthcare workers treating smokers with COVID-19.

COVID-19 and tuberculosis: Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19 and smoking: Frequently Asked Questions.

Scientific brief on smoking and COVID-19

The Union’s Tobacco Control Department is producing a regular scientific brief analysing the current science—and any related controversies—regarding COVID-19 and smoking. The briefs will include an overview of the latest science, enumerating trends, key findings and study flaws before delving into specific publications.

Issue 1 will serve as a 'master brief'. We will update references from pre-print when they are formally published, and will add any new studies that shed additional or new light on the fundamental questions. The most recently revised document now delineates three critical stages along the COVID-19 disease spectrum and explains where evidence stands regarding the impact of smoking. 

Issue 1: updated 24 June

Issue 2: 1 June 

Issue 3: 29 June