Guests: J. Taylor Hays, M.D. (@jtaylorhays) and Robert Vassallo, M.D.

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006)

Is the act of smoking a risk factor for transmission? Does nicotine protect against severe COVID-19? J. Taylor Hays, M.D., and Robert Vassallo, M.D., discuss what is currently known about the risks of smoking in regard to COVID-19 and treatment of patients who smoke during the pandemic.

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This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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August 6, 2020

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