Tobacco and waterpipe use increases the risk of COVID-19


World Health Organization

03 Aug 2020

This Q&A is based on, and benefitted from, the most recent evidence on COVID-19 and tobacco use. Although evidence is still accumulating on the links between COVID-19 and tobacco, waterpipe and e-products use, current research suggests a possible association between smoking and increasing severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness in this area. There are still research gaps that need to be addressed. As more research data become available, the Q&A will be updated accordingly.

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