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Tobacco and COVID-19

April 9, 2020

SMOKING INCREASES YOUR RISK OF RESPIRATORY INFECTION

Smoking and vaping are known to weaken the immune system and the body’s ability to fight infections

SMOKING INCREASES YOUR RISK OF GETTING SICKER FROM COVID-19

Those with serious underlying medical conditions — such as lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes — may be at a higher risk of infection and worse outcomes from COVID-19.

VAPING IS NOT A SAFE ALTERNATIVE

Research indicates that vaping harms lung health. Experts are warning, based on current research, that people with compromised health due to smoking or vaping and people with opioid, methamphetamine, cannabis, and other substance use disorders could find themselves at increased risk of COVID-19 and its more serious complications.

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About the Author: Aaron Zych

Aaron Zych
Aaron Zych, MPH is a Clinical Research Specialist at Indiana CTSI. His background is in epidemiology and he works primarily with the WISE Indiana and Connections IN Health teams at Indiana CTSI. Aaron has played a major role in developing and maintaining the WISE Indiana COVID-19 Daily Digest and contributes heavily to the Connections IN Health County Engagement Project. His work drives his passion for data collection and data visualization.

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