Connect with us


Study: Vaping & Smoking Among Teens And Young Adults Linked To Higher Risk Of Contracting Covid-19


Vape Ft
Source: Unsplash

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, more and more young people are getting diagnosed globally.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, it has been revealed that young people and teens who engage in vaping and smoking are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with this Covid-19 coronavirus that caused a worldwide pandemic. Youngsters who only vape are five times more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19.

Cdc 3 Oggbdpida Unsplash

The research aimed to assess whether the use of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among youths are associated with Covid-19. An online survey method was conducted in the United States, the country with the most Covid-19 cases in the world.

World Health Organisation (WHO) said that young people aged 15 to 24 years old are leading a rise in new Covid-19 cases worldwide, according to Reuters. People who are young are also at higher risk of spreading the virus, which is quite disturbing if you really think about it.

Vaping and smoking have always been unhealthy and can lead to many respiratory and lung diseases. Back in February, there were also reports by medical experts indicating that smokers post a higher risk of suffering severely from Covid-19.

Don Delfin Almonte Rznbyad8Wyi Unsplash E1597215937518

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, the senior author of the study also said that:

“Look, this is a pandemic … this is the time for you to quit and not start vaping.”

Although the research does not reveal the exact reason of how vaping can increase the likelihood of young people getting sick, it might be because of the way vaping affects the lungs as well as the immune system, according to The Verge.

The vapers or smokers may also be exposed to Covid-19 for other reasons, such as sharing their vaping devices.

Vaping and smoking have always been known for their bad effects on our bodies, the environment, as well as the people around us. So perhaps now’s the time to reconsider your actions, especially since we’re in the middle of a pandemic.


Also Read: Hishammuddin Says He Has Paid The Fine Of RM250 For Vaping in Parliament


Source: Unsplash
Source: Unsplash

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2024 03 01T164106.275 My Post 1 2024 03 01T164106.275
News2 days ago

Namewee Issues Hilarious Apology Video After Losing Defamation Suit by Concert Organiser

Back in September of last year (2023), Namewee was taken to court over his YouTube video blasting the concert organiser,...

My Post 1 2024 03 01T141545.684 My Post 1 2024 03 01T141545.684
News2 days ago

UMNO Politician Calls for Tourism Minister to be Fired for Making Bak Kut Teh Malaysia’s Heritage Dish

So, a few days ago, Malaysian Heritage Commissioner Mohamad Muda Bahadin recently gazetted a series of 10 dishes as heritage...

Collage 14 Collage 14
News2 days ago

KL Named City With Most Skyscrapers in Southeast Asia, Has 76 More Than 2nd Place Jakarta

Skyscrapers are one of the easiest landmarks to remember about a place. While New York has its One World Trade...

Collage 1 1 Collage 1 1
News2 days ago

“Most overstayers” – Australia is Reviewing Visa Application Process for M’sians Entering The Country

Australia has become quite the hotspot for Malaysian travellers lately. But it seems like some Malaysians tend to extend their...

Collage Collage
News3 days ago

Driver in Klang Accidentally Hits a Car While Exiting Parking Spot, Panics & Hits 2 Other Cars Behind

When in panic circumstances, we tend to lose control of how we react to situations. Just recently, the video of...

My Post 1 2024 02 29T141436.969 My Post 1 2024 02 29T141436.969
News3 days ago

Ustaz Ebit Lew’s Hypermarket, Elews Mart, is Closing All Their Door This Year!

Preacher and philanthropist, Ustaz Ebit Lew has been riddled with controversy since alleged victims of sexual harassment came forward to...

Collage 71 Collage 71
News3 days ago

Viral Video Shows M’sian, Positive for Cannabis, Pushing GF Down to Her Death from 23rd Floor in Setia Alam

Arguments are bound to happen in a relationship but it does not mean we can get physical at any time....

Feat Image Bak Kut Teh Feat Image Bak Kut Teh
News3 days ago

“Not everyone can eat pork” – PAS ADUN Questions Bak Kut Teh’s Recognition as National Heritage Food

Last year, a discourse on whether Bak Kut Teh or pork bone broth should be recognised as a Malaysian national...


Latest Videos