According to a report by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), opioid use disorder increases the risk for COVID-19 by 10 fold. Do patients who have a tobacco use disorder also have such a high risk for COVID-19?
According to NIDA’s report that examined the risk of COVID-19 among patients with a substance use disorder, patients with opioid use disorder had the highest risk with a 10 fold increase, (95% CI 9.1-11.5, P<10−30), followed by patients with:
Tobacco use disorder: with a 8.2 fold increase (95% CI 7.9-8.5)
Alcohol use disorder: with a 7.8 fold increase (95% CI 7.0-8.5)
Cocaine use disorder: with a 6.5 fold increase (95% CI 5.2-8.1)
Cannabis use disorder: with a 5.3 fold increase (95% CI 4.4-6.4)