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The information we provide comes from the American Lung Association and the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Program
Smoking and COVID-19
COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus that attacks your respiratory system. It can affect your sinuses, nose, and throat. It can also affect your windpipe and lungs.
SMOKING AND VAPING WEAKEN THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
Smoking and vaping cause inflammation in the lungs. While the evidence is not as strong for vaping as for smoking, some researchers suspect vaping may leave lung tissue fragile and more at risk for infection.
Cigarette smoking increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Smoking lowers your lung's ability to fight off infections. it increases your risk of lung disease (including asthma), diabetes, lung cancer, and many other cancers.
Make a connection between smoking, vaping, lung health and COVID-19.
Recent research foudn that young people who vape are five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than never-users
Anything that is bad for your lungs can make it harder for your body to fight COVID-19.
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