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COVID-19, TOBACCO & VAPING INFORMATION

This page houses the latest information and reports on the effects of smoking on COVID-19 susceptibility and severity of symptoms. Please use or share the information below, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch: NCPC@ucmerced.edu

COVID-19 WEBINAR

The Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center, in partnership with The American Heart Association hosted an online webinar Monday, July 13th 2020: “COVID-19, TOBACCO & VAPING: Insights from Researchers in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” During this webinar four distinguished speakers presented on a number of COVID-19 & tobacco/vaping related subjects.

There was also a Q&A discussion following the presentations. Please play the video below for the recording of the webinar. All the speaker's slides are listed below the video link.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Norval J. Hickman – Program Officer for the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program at the University of California Office of the President
  • Dr. Marcos Garcia-Ojeda – Associate Teaching Professor of Biology, UC Merced
  • Dr. Gilberto Lopez – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University School of Transborder Studies
  • Dr. Anna Epperson – Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of California, Merced

To watch a recording of the webinar please click the link above or visit this page: COVID-19 Webinar

COVID-19 REPORTS

These reports briefly summarizes the emerging literature on COVID-19 and tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. The literature is evolving as research on COVID-19 is rapidly emerging and disseminating; the report will be updated as we learn more.

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  AUGUST 2020 - ENGLISH                                                             AUGUST 2020 - SPANISH

COVID-19 REPORT NCPC Uc Merced April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SECOND-HAND SMOKE AND CHILDREN FACTSHEET

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COVID-19 and smoking NCPC UC Merced

 

 

 TOBACCO AND NICOTINE EFFECTS ON COVID-19

 Watch the Retro Report featuring Dr. Anna Song: "Coronavirus, Smoking, Vaping: Studies From the Past That Alarm Scientists"