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Vaping’s Link to COVID-19

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Young people aged 13 – 24 who vape are five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Those who both vape and smoke traditional cigarettes are seven times more likely to test positive for the virus. The findings of the Stanford University study further reinforce that vaping is associated with lung injury, and when the lungs are compromised, they’re less likely to fight off infections.

Although the report shows vaping and smoking are factors for contracting COVID-19, it is not known why. Possible reasons for why the virus spreads include:

  • Sharing vapes
  • Touching hands to mouths more often than non-vapers
  • Exhaling vapors
  • Not following protocols like wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, which could be due to lowered inhibitions or other personality traits of those who vape