The FDA has declared an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use, and took action against more than 1,300 retailers and five manufacturers it blamed for perpetuating youth access.
There are a number of potential reasons why both dual-use and e-cigarette use were associated with Covid-19 infection.
The results showed that those who had used cigarettes and e-cigarettes in the last 30 days were almost five times more likely to have COVID-19 symptoms compared to participants who had never smoked or vaped.
Participants who had utilized the two cigarettes and e-cigarettes in the past 30 days were 4.7 occasions bound to encounter COVID-19 indications contrasted and the individuals who never smoked or vaped. They were asked if they had experienced COVID-19 symptoms, received a test for COVID-19 or received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 after getting tested.
"Heightened exposure to nicotine and other chemicals in e-cigarettes adversely affects lung function with studies showing that lung damage caused by e-cigarettes is comparable to combustible cigarettes".
This was a nationwide online survey of adolescents and young adults aged between 13 and 24 years between 6 and 14 May 2020 in the USA.
Though the researchers could not prove vaping causes COVID-19, they observed it could facilitate the spread of the novel disease, considering the fact that it involves repeated touching of hands to the mouth and face. Those who used e-cigarettes alone in the past 30 days were 2.6 times more likely to be tested. "I wasn't surprised by the findings in general, but I didn't expect to see a five to seven times higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19", Halpern-Felsher said.
This time, scientists and researchers provided data and evidence to back up their claim and established the relationship between COVID-19 and the use of e-cigarettes.
The researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine revealed that vaping is not just a small risk when it comes to coronavirus. Using e-cigarettes not only worsens the strength of the lung, but also weakens a body's immune system and therefore spikes the risk of contracting any serious infection.