The Union’s Tobacco Control Department has produced a scientific brief analysing the current science—and any related controversies—regarding COVID-19 and smoking. This brief includes an overview of the latest science, enumerating trends, key findings and study flaws before delving into specific publications. It will be updated regularly to include 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.
STOP's COVID-19 tobacco industry monitoring brief
STOP, the tobacco industry watchdog of which The Union is a partner, has been producing a regular COVID-19 Monitoring Brief which details the trends and patterns of tobacco industry behaviour as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information for these briefs was identified through STOP’s monitoring network.