Teen Vaping Increases Risk of Covid-19

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Youth e-cigarette users up to 7 times more likely to get Covid-19 than non-users, according to new Stanford study.

Youth who use e-cigarettes, a.k.a. vapes, are 5 – 7 x’s more likely to get Covid-19. A Stanford University study, published Tuesday, August 11 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, measured the link between smoking and/or e-cigarette use and rates of corona virus contraction in youth between the ages of 13 and 24.

In May 2020, using an online national survey of over 4000 young people aged 13-24, researchers at Stanford University found a significantly increased risk for contracting Covid-19 among youth who vaped, and an even greater degree of risk for youth who both vaped and smoked conventional cigarettes. “Bottom line, if you use e-cigarettes and cigarettes, you are so much more likely to be diagnosed with Covid, ” said the paper’s senior author Bonnie Halpern-Flesher.

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