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Covid-19 and Smoking Web Archive

Collected by: UCSF Industry Documents Library

Archived since: Mar, 2020

Description:

Web archive of sites related to tobacco industry messaging about smoking and vaping during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak beginning December 2019

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Science & Health Society & Culture vaping tobacco ecigarette coronavirus covid-19 novel coronavirus smoking

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Title: Vaping & COVID-19 - Information for Vapers

URL: http://www.casaa.org/news/vaping-covid-19/

Description: Trade organization website promotes the idea that there is no compelling evidence that vaping (intrinsically) increases the risk of infection or progression to severe condition of COVID-19 and in fact posits propylene glycol may be a protective agent

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Subject:   vaping smoking propylene glycol environmental vapor SARS-CoV-2 corona virus Covid-19 ecigarette misinformation

Title: Smoking, vaping and the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic: rumors vs. evidence

URL: http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/2020/278-corona/

Description: Farsalinos states: Some preliminary but inconclusive evidence suggests lower prevalence of smoking among COVID-19 cases than expected (considering the smoking prevalence in the whole population) but somewhat higher rate of severity and progression of disease once the smoker is infected. But the evidence is weak and inconclusive, therefore we need to exercise caution. There is no evidence on any effects of e-cigarettes on coronavirus infectivity and disease progression, and we cannot exclude the possibility that the use of propylene glycol might have some beneficial effects.

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Subject:   vaping smoking Covid-19 corona virus

Title: COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news | Blog - Tobacco Control

URL: https://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2020/03/26/covid-19-and-smoking-resources-research-and-news/

Description: To provide information to health professionals and the general public, this page provides resources, research and news reports about COVID19 and smoking, vaping and other tobacco products.

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Subject:   Covid-19 corona virus smokeless tobacco smoking cessation research bibliography

Title: Covid-19 and Tobacco Harm Reduction: What's the Relationship?

URL: https://filtermag.org/coronavirus-tobacco-harm-reduction/

Description: Author argues that while switching smokers to risk-reduced nicotine products like vapes would likely come too late to slow the current spread of COVID-19, it is therefore plausible—though unproven—that large-scale switching would significantly mitigate against future respiratory viruses.

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Subject:   harm reduction Covid-19 corona virus respiratory infection reduced risk products ecigarette vaping smoking

Title: A Scientist Persuaded Italy to Exempt Vape Shops From COVID-19 Lockdown

URL: https://filtermag.org/italy-vaping-coronavirus/

Description: Interview with Dr. Riccardo Polosa, scientist and researcher on vaping and tobacco harm reduction, concerning vaping as a harm reduction strategy during the quarantine

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Subject:   Covid-19 corona virus vape shops smoking harm reduction respiratory infection

Title: COVID-19 and Tobacco Industry Interference, 2020 - Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control

URL: https://ggtc.world/2020/03/24/covid-19-and-tobacco-industry-interference-2020/

Description: While the COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity to encourage the world’s smokers to quit smoking outright, including quitting cold turkey, the tobacco industry is taking the opportunity to counter this by camouflaging the links between tobacco and COVID-19; and promoting vaping products or heated tobacco, even when there is no evidence that these products are safe in the context of transmitting or acquiring COVID-19.

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Subject:   vaping smoking Covid-19 corona virus respiratory infection smoking cessation tobacco industry World Health Organization

Title: During the Coronavirus outbreak, vape shops must stay open

URL: https://nnalliance.org/blog/333-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak-vape-shops-must-stay-open

Description: Blog post by the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) advocating for vape shops in the UK to be considered essential services and to remain open during the 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak

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Subject:   vaping, vape shops, coronavirus, essential services

Title: The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 Highlights the Crucial Differences Between Real and Metaphorical Epidemics

URL: https://reason.com/2020/03/16/the-cdcs-shift-from-vaping-to-covid-19-highlights-the-crucial-differences-between-real-and-metaphorical-epidemics/

Description: Author argues the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency that is currently focusing on the core mission reflected in its name, until recently was darkly warning us about a very different kind of "epidemic": an increase in e-cigarette use by teenagers, coupled with an outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. The first concern did not involve any sort of disease; the latter did, but unlike COVID-19, the condition that the CDC dubbed "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury" (EVALI) was not a contagious illness caused by a micoorganism. And contrary to the CDC's misleading nomenclature and dangerously misguided initial advice, the two developments appear to be completely unrelated.

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Subject:   vaping Covid-19 corona virus harm reduction ecigarette public health CDC

Title: Reduce your risk of serious lung disease caused by corona virus by quitting smoking and vaping | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

URL: https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/reduce-your-risk-serious-lung-disease-caused-corona-virus-quitting-smoking-and-vaping/

Description: When someone’s lungs are exposed to flu or other infections the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape.

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Subject:   vaping smoking lung disease ecigarette

Title: Message from Murray Garnick regarding CEO of Altria testing positive for Covid-19

URL: https://www.altria.com/-/media/Project/Altria/Altria/home/Message-from-Murray-Garnick.pdf

Description: I’m sorry to inform you that today Howard was diagnosed as positive for COVID-19. Howard has been out of the office for several days, and we have notified those who were in close contact with Howard and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days

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Subject:   Covid-19 corona virus

Title: COVID-19 Pandemic

URL: https://www.altria.com/covid-19-pandemic?src=pmusa

Description: Website created by Altria to update employees, consumers and communities regarding their actions around Covid-19.

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Subject:   Covid-19 corona virus suspension of operations social distancing relief efforts Corporate communications

Title: BAT working on potential COVID-19 vaccine through US bio-tech subsidiary

URL: https://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DOBN8QNL

Description: Press release from British American Tobacco (BAT) announcing efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco plant technology at BAT's U.S. biotech subsidiary Kentucky BioProcessing

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Subject:   vaccines, COVID-19, biotech, British American Tobacco, Kentucky BioProcessing, Reynolds American

URL: https://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DOBNHBWR/

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Title: Tobacco, vaping industries seize opportunities in coronavirus with freebies, donations

URL: https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-17/coronavirus-tobacco-vaping-industries-opportunities

Description: L.A. Times article by Emily Baumgaertner reporting on the tobacco and vaping industry's coronavirus-related promotions and marketing practices

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Subject:   marketing, coronavirus, COVID-19, corporate social responsibility

Title: Medicago Develops a Plant-Based Vaccine for Coronavirus, Medicago Develops a Plant-Based Vaccine for Coronavirus

URL: https://www.pmi.com/media-center/news/medicago-develops-a-plant-based-vaccine-for-coronavirus

Description: Press release from Philip Morris International (PMI) announcing efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco plant technology at Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago, which is partly owned by PMI. Press release from Philip Morris International (PMI) announcing efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco plant technology at Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago, which is partly owned by PMI.

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Subject:   vaccines, COVID-19, coronavirus, biotech, Philip Morris International, Medicago vaccines, COVID-19, coronavirus, biotech, Philip Morris International, Medicago

Title: Philip Morris International confirms commitment to its employees during pandemic

URL: https://www.pmi.com/media-center/news/philip-morris-international-commits-to-employees-during-pandemic/

Description: Press release from Philip Morris International announcing guiding principles used to address employment stability, financial stability and special recognition awards during the coronavirus pandemic

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Subject:   Tobacco companies, Employment, Coronavirus, Corporate Social Responsibility

Title: Could tobacco cure coronavirus? Don’t laugh.

URL: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/15/could-tobacco-cure-coronavirus-115329/

Description: Reynolds American, the North Carolina cigarette giant behind the Camel, Newport and Pall Mall brands, is infecting fast-growing tobacco plants with a genetically modified coronavirus to see if they can produce antibodies for a possible vaccine.

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Subject:   vaccine Covid-19 corona virus antibodies genetically modified Ebola tobacco plants

Title: 'Big Tobacco' using COVID-19 messaging and influencers to market products

URL: https://www.prweek.com/article/1683314/big-tobacco-using-covid-19-messaging-influencers-market-products/

Description: An analysis of social media and influencer posts found evidence of tobacco companies using #StayAtHome hashtags, creative and giveaways – including branded masks – to market e-cigarettes, vapes and heated tobacco products.

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Subject:   COVID-19, Tobacco, Marketing, Social Media

Title: Review of: "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" (Preprint v3)

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/1HX4XQ/

Description: Review of article "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" by Miyara et al

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Subject:   Nicotine, Smoking, COVID-19

Title: Review of "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" (Preprint v3)

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/37F3UD/

Description: Review of article "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" by Miyara et al

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Subject:   Nicotine, Smoking, COVID-19

Title: Review of: "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" (Preprint v3)

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/924GZ7/

Description: Review of article "Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19" by Miyara et al

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Subject:   Nicotine, Smoking, COVID-19

Title: A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/FXGQSB

Description: Preprint (v1) of article arguing that "Based on the current scientific literature and on new epidemiological data which reveal that current smoking status appears to be a protective factor against the infection by SARS-CoV-2, we hypothesize that the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of Covid-19 infection and might represent a target for the prevention and control of Covid-19 infection."

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Subject:   Smoking, Nicotine, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Title: Review of "A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications" (Preprint v1)

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/MLMKLL/

Description: Review comments on article "A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications" by CHANGEUX et al.

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Subject:   Nicotine, Smoking, COVID-19

Title: Low incidence of daily active tobacco smoking in patients with symptomatic COVID-19

URL: https://www.qeios.com/read/WPP19W.3

Description: Preprint (v3) of paper with objective "to evaluate the correlation of daily smoking with the susceptibility to develop SARS-CoV-2 infection" which concluded "Our cross sectional study in both COVID-19 out- and inpatients strongly suggests that daily smokers have a very much lower probability of developing symptomatic or severe SARS-CoV-2 infection as compared to the general population."

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Subject:   Tobacco, Smoking, COVID-19, Nicotine, Coronavirus

Title: Big Tobacco criticised for 'coronavirus publicity stunt' after donating ventilators — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

URL: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2020-03-30/pmi-criticised-for-coronavirus-pr-stunt-ventilator-donation/

Description: Philip Morris International, the world’s largest multinational tobacco company, has been accused of a “shameful publicity stunt” by a leading campaigner after it donated ventilators to the Greek government as coronavirus infections mount in the country.

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Subject:   publicity ventilators smokers

Title: Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. Here's What That Means for Smokers and Vapers

URL: https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/n7j9jw/coronavirus-lungs-risks-for-smokers-or-vapers/

Description: Article discussing whether smokers and vapers are more susceptible to Covid-19

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Subject:   Covid-19 corona virus vaping tobacco smoke respiratory disease

Title: Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalized Less Often From Coronavirus?

URL: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/epgyje/why-are-smokers-being-hospitalized-less-often-from-coronavirus/

Description: Article by Alex Norcia in VICE reporting on studies by Konstantinos Farsalinos, Jean-Pierre Changeux, and others which hypothesize that nicotine could play a role in preventing COVID-19 or reducing severity of symptoms.

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Subject:   Smoking, Nicotine, Prevention of COVID-19

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