Electronic cigarettes and Corona … Close links to the emerging virus


A recent study concluded that those who use electronic cigarettes are 5 times more likely to contract the Coronavirus than those who do not use them, indicating that people between the ages of 13 and 24 were more likely to be infected with the Coronavirus.

The British newspaper “Daily Mail” said, the scientists behind the new study, from Stanford University, believe that among the teens who studied, they may simply bet that few of them use cigarettes only, and the majority of those who smoke e-cigarettes as well, regardless, the study indicates That these young people are more likely to be infected with Coronavirus than they think

Dr Shivani Mathur J, lead author of the study, added: They may think their age protects them, or they will not experience symptoms, but the data show that this is not true among those who smoke e-cigarettes, this study clearly tells us that young people who use e-cigarettes or use e-cigarettes and cigarettes They are at high risk, and it’s not just a small increase, it’s a big increase.

The results are based on online surveys of 4,351 participants in the United States, and nearly half of young people between the ages of 13 and 24 used e-cigarettes.

While the chief researcher and pediatrician, Dr. Bonnie Felcher, said: Adolescents and young adults need to know the dangers of using electronic cigarettes, which puts them at risk of contracting the Corona virus, because smoking harms the lung.

She added, that electronic cigarette smokers who were tested for the virus were 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with the Corona virus, than their peers who had never consumed any nicotine products, those who used electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes in the past 30 days were 6.8 more likely to be diagnosed. They were also 5 times more likely to experience symptoms of the Coronavirus, such as coughing, fever, fatigue and difficulty breathing.


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