Published on in Vol 10, No 11 (2021): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/32285, first published .
Seroepidemiological Survey on the Impact of Smoking on SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes: Protocol for the Troina Study

Seroepidemiological Survey on the Impact of Smoking on SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes: Protocol for the Troina Study

Seroepidemiological Survey on the Impact of Smoking on SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes: Protocol for the Troina Study

Riccardo Polosa 1, 2, 3, MD, PhD;  Venera Tomaselli 3, 4, PhD;  Pietro Ferrara 5, 6, MD;  Alba Corina Romeo 7, MBiol;  Sonja Rust 3, BS, PhD;  Daniela Saitta 2, 3, MA;  Filippo Caraci 3, 7, 8, RTDb;  Corrado Romano 7, MD;  Murugesan Thangaraju 9, 10, PhD;  Pietro Zuccarello 11, PhD;  Jed Rose 9, 10, MD, PhD;  Giulio Giacomo Cantone 12, MSc;  Margherita Ferrante 3, 11, MD;  Jonathan Belsey 13, BS, MB;  Fabio Cibella 3, 14, MD;  Elisa Interlandi 15, BTC;  Raffaele Ferri 7, MD

1 Institute of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria “Policlinico - V. Emanuele” , Catania , IT

2 Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Catania , Catania , IT

3 Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction, Università di Catania , Catania , IT

4 Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania , Catania , IT

5 Center for Public Health Research, University of Milano–Bicocca , Monza , IT

6 Value-based Healthcare Unit, Research Institute, IRCCS, MultiMedica, Milan , IT

7 Oasi Research Institute, IRCCS , Troina , IT

8 Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania , Catania , IT

9 Bioanalytical Laboratory, Center for Smoking Cessation, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, US

10 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center , Durham, NC, US

11 Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “G.F. Ingrassia”, University of Catania, Catania , IT

12 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ettore Majorana, University of Catania , Catania , IT

13 JB Medical Ltd , Sudbury , GB

14 National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology , Palermo , IT

15 Federazione Sanità (CIDEC) , Sicilia , IT

Corresponding Author:

  • Riccardo Polosa, MD, PhD
  • Institute of Internal Medicine
  • Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria “Policlinico - V. Emanuele”
  • Via S Sofia, 78
  • Catania
  • IT
  • Phone: 39 0953781566
  • Email: polosa@unict.it