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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 232-233

Smoking cessation as a tool for prevention of development and progression of kidney disease


Department of Nephrology, Kidney and Urology Center, Alexandria, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohamed E Elrggal
23, Mohamed Safwat Street, Roushdy, Alexandria
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jesnt.jesnt_24_20

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In the era of COVID-19, smoking has already been incriminated as an imminent risk for patients infected with SARS-COV-2. Patients with kidney disease are more susceptible to poor outcomes especially in the setting of immunosuppression and end stage kidney disease (ESKD). Hence, in our letter, we would like to throw the light on the association of smoking with kidney disease and the crucial role of smoking cessation in prevention of the development and progression of chronic kidney disease.


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