COVID-19

AND VAPING

Q & A

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Are people who vape at greater risk of being exposed to COVID-19?

 

 

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  • COVID-19 is a virus that attacks the lungs.
  • A person can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Lung damage, disease or reduced lung capacity can all affect the severity of a COVID illness.
  • Vaping and smoking reduce the body’s ability to use oxygen and could put a user at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.(19)
  • Quitting is the best thing you can do for your lung health.
Are people who vape at greater risk of GETTING COVID-19?

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  • Young people who use e-cigarettes are 5X more likely to get COVID-19. (21)
  • Young people who use both e-cigarettes and cigarettes are 7X more likely to get COVID-19. (21)
  • If you vape, now is the time to quit.
Are people who vape more likely to have complications if they get COVID-19?

 

Click For Our Answer:
  • COVID-19 is a virus that attacks the lungs.
  • A person can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Lung damage, disease or reduced lung capacity can all affect the severity of a COVID illness.
  • Vaping and smoking reduce the body’s ability to use oxygen and could put a user at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.(19)
  • Quitting is the best thing you can do for your lung health.
Can people get COVID-19 from breathing in secondhand vapour?

 

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  • Research is only starting to study secondhand vapour and its effects on health.
  • Not enough is known to understand if COVID-19 can travel in exhaled e-cigarette vapour and infect another person.
  • Exhaled vapour doesn’t travel far so if COVID is there, the spread into the environment would be small. (22) (23)
  • If you vape, the time to quit is now.

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