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Covid-19 and 3 more ways vaping can harm your lungs

Scientists from Stanford University recently announced that vaping leads to higher chances of having Covid-19 symptoms.

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The team studied more than 4,000 people who either vaped, smoked, or did both. Dual-users were 7 times more likely to have a Covid-19 diagnosis, while vapers were 5 times more likely.

This new research is just another example of vaping’s probable negative health effects.

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Here are 3 more ways vaping can be damaging to your health.

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Wheezing: People who vape can sometimes develop a symptom called “wheezing,” which is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airway between the throat and lungs.

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Wheezing can be a precursor of lung cancer or heart disease.

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2. Doctors have recently identified and named a condition caused by vaping: E-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury, or EVALI.

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EVALI patients can experience shortness of breath, nausea, fever, chills, weight loss, and more.

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In December 2019, a team of scientists released an analysis of more than 32,000 people over three years and found associations between vaping and lung diseases like asthma and chronic bronchitis.

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Vape users were 1.29 times more likely to have one of these conditions compared to non-vapers.

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Although some of these results are associations rather than direct causations, the steady stream of research has given scientists enough confidence to caution teens from vaping.

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