Scientists from Stanford University recently announced that vaping leads to higher chances of having Covid-19 symptoms.
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.
Here are 3 more ways vaping can be damaging to your health.
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.
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.
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.
Vape users were 1.29 times more likely to have one of these conditions compared to non-vapers.
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.