Health experts say ssay smoking and vaping weaken the function of the lungs and could leave people more susceptible to a serious case of coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19, a respiratory illness, is now a pandemic. It continues to make people sick.
“For most respiratory infections, you worry about people who smoke a bit more,” said one university professor. “[Smokers are] more likely to get [coronavirus] and their immune system is less good.”
Teens and young adults who vape are 5-7 times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who do not vape.
Quit now and reduce your risk of getting COVID-19!
Fortunately, within 72 hours of quitting smoking, healthy cells begin to replace damaged ones in the lungs, and the lungs regain full capacity. Basically, this means now is a good time to quit smoking and vaping!