A recent study found a link between vaping/smoking and the risk of COVID infection and symptoms among young people.
Gaiha, S., Cheng, J., & Halpern-Felsher, B. (2020, August 11). Association Between Youth Smoking, Electronic Cigarette Use, and Coronavirus Disease 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2020.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X20303992
Cigarette companies advertised "light" cigarettes as less harmful to the smoker, although they can deliver the same levels of tar and nicotine.
Source: National Cancer Institute. "Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine." Bethesda, MD: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. 19 Nov. 2001. 21, 245-246.
About 90% of lung cancer deaths among women who continue to smoke are tobacco related.
Source: "Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2001. 13. Report.
Using smokeless tobacco is also associated with gum recession, dental caries, and dental staining and abrasion.
Source: "Youth and Tobacco: Preventing Tobacco Use among Young People. A Report of the Surgeon General." Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC. 33. Web.
An American Heart Association study finds that e-cigarettes may not be any better than cigarettes for cardiovascular health & researchers found that vaping and smoking can cause a similar level of damage to the arteries.
Source: Journal of the American Heart Association Report. "E-cigarette Users Experience Vascular Damage Siimilar to that of Smokers of Combustible Cigarettes." Mirror Co UK. 29 April. 2020. Press Release.
Penis. PENIS! Got your attention? Keep it at attention - smoking can cause erectile dysfunction in men as young as 20.
Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2014. Report.
E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not all are nicotine-free even though some claim to be.
Source: "The Truth About: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems." Truth Initiative.
Hydrogen cyanide is in tobacco smoke. Hydrogen cyanide exposure causes cardiovascular and respiratory illness.
Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. 19 Nov. 2001.
Because of the tobacco industry's products, about 353 people in the U.S. die of lung cancer every day.
Source: "Tobacco Use. Targeting The Nations Leading Killer: At A Glance 2010." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Atlanta, GA: 2. Web.
In 2006, tobacco-related costs to the Military Health Service alone totaled $564 million.
Source: IOM report, page 4
JUUL (or pod-based e-cigs) have a higher potential for nicotine dependence than other types of e-cigarettes.
Source: Stella Juhyun Lee, PhD1; Vaughan W. Rees, PhD2; Noam Yossefy, MPH2; et al. (2020, June 1). Youth and Young Adult Use of Pod-Based Electronic Cigarettes From 2015 to 2019. Retrieved from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2766303.
There is no level or amount of exposure to secondhand smoke that is “risk-free.”
Source: “Smokefree Policies Improve Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 Dec. 2016,
Vape aerosol can expose you and potentially your pets to toxic chemicals like formaldehyde & E-cigarette-related fires and explosions are a risk to people and pets. Some events have resulted in life-threatening injury, and permanent disfigurement or disability.
Source: Rockett, Karen. "Pet Dogs at Risk from Second-hand Smoke During Coronavirus Lockdown." Mirror Co UK. 2 May. 2020. Article.