Key takeaways: Among young people who were tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, the research found that those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not use e-cigarettes. (Stanford Medicine)
Key takeaways: Evidence shows that people with chronic inflammatory illnesses, vulnerable older adults, and those who smoke or vape, all have an abundance of ACE2 receptor proteins to serve as a gateway to the deadly virus. (Science Daily)
Key takeaways: Decades of research have unmasked smoking’s ability to put the immune system on the fritz. The punch of harmful chemicals packed into each puff is thought to discombobulate the system of checks and balances needed to direct disease-fighting cells and molecules toward harmful invaders like germs, while waylaying any misguided attacks on healthy tissues.
The news about the COVID-19 global pandemic has everyone concerned. Those who smoke or vape e-cigarettes, or care about someone who does, may be especially worried because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs and could be a particularly serious threat to tobacco users. The news about the COVID-19 global pandemic has everyone concerned. Those who smoke or vape e-cigarettes , or care about someone who does, may be especially worried because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs and could be a partiality serious threat to tabacoo users.
While we are in the early developments of finding the specific impacts of the virus on people who vape, there is conclusive evidence that smoking weakens the immune system, increases the risk of infectious diseases and respiratory infections, and is a major cause of chronic health conditions and cancer. There is also growing evidence that vaping can harm lung health.
This has been brought to our attention as more than 34 million Americans smoke and tobacco use among our nation’s youth is at its highest rate in nearly two decades, driven by the youth e-cigarette epidemic. Vaping among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders has more than doubled since 2017. According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco survey, 27.5% of high school and 10.5% of middle school students use e-cigarettes, with 21% of high schoolers vaping on a near daily basis.
Key takeaways: The recent excellent summary of the evidence on the pulmonary effects of e-cigarettes reported multiple ways that e-cigarettes impair lungs’ ability to fight off infections (UCSF)
Key takeaways: Doctors have yet to find out the direct correlation between vaping and Covid-19 but panic from parents have started (Wired)
Key takeaways: The US Food and Drug Administration modified its stance on coronavirus and vaping, saying it has an unknown effect on the risk of COVID-19, while warning that smoking can create worse outcomes (Bostonglobe)
Key takeaways: The odds of a Covid-19 case becoming more severe -- and at the most extreme, leading to death -- were 14 times higher among people who have a history of vaping and smoking (CNN)
Key takeaways: A young man who developed COVID-19 may have been aggravated by his vaping (KQED/NPR)
Key takeaways: Both long term smokers and e-cigarette users at a heightened risk of developing (Scientific American)
Key takeaways: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and other public health experts have speculated that vaping may be part of the reason the United States has seen higher percentages of young people diagnosed with COVID-19 than other countries (drugwatch)
Key takeaways: we really don’t know if smoking can increase the likelihood of contracting the disease, but recent evidence shows that smokers are more susceptible to severe symptoms if they do contract COVID-19 (American Lung Association)
Key takeaways: Both smoking and vaping affect your respiratory system and have the potential to damage your lungs. Plus, both can weaken your immune system (healthline)
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