What Do Doctors Say About Vaping During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
In short, vaping while an infectious respiratory disease goes around is not a good idea. If you contract the disease, damaged lung tissue can make you “more susceptible to horrendous complications from COVID-19.” According to a pulmonary specialist in Palm Beach County:
“Inhaling any kind of substance irritates and inflames lung tissue. Vaping makes you more susceptible to a myriad of lung diseases.”
Not only can vaping make you more likely to catch Coronavirus, but it can also worsen the disease’s effects on your body. When faced with illnesses like Pneumonia, smokers have a higher mortality rate. Essentially, in addition to social distancing, throwing your JUUL away could save your life.
For Teenagers and Young Adults
Although COVID-19 primarily affects older people, vaping puts you at an increased risk of contracting and dying from the virus. Your response to the pandemic could save your own life, in addition to those of your parents and grandparents.
Before you quit vaping, make sure you understand nicotine withdrawal. If you’re having trouble quitting, ask your parents or a trusted friend or family member for help.
Please share this blog with your teenage or adult sons and daughters. If they are at home with you, do not be afraid to take their JUUL or vaping device away and explain that it’s a matter of life and death. Talk to your children about risks both inside and outside the virus, such as nicotine addiction.
Remember: JUUL’s Deceptive Marketing May Be To Blame
Many young people do not understand that JUUL pods contain nicotine and may become addicted without understanding the risks. Further, e-cigarettes have already been linked to pulmonary complications.
No one should have to die or sustain serious injuries because of a dangerous product.
Note: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an evolving public health crisis. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on the pandemic, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) or the World Health Organization(WHO).
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