“‘We all know that smoking is obviously bad for you, ‘ said Raymond Niaura, the interim chair of the Department of Epidemiology at New York University and an expert in tobacco dependence and treatment. ‘It follows logically that smokers would be way worse off. I would think that too. But I’ve been surprised: That’s not the story we’re necessarily seeing.'” Vice: Why Are Smokers Being Hospitalized Less Often From Coronavirus? (Maybe others are less likely to want to stand within six feet of them?)