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.
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.
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.
People with serious mental illness are more likely to smoke, putting them at risk for smoking-related cancer, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.
American Psychological Association; Kirsten Weir ; Home // Monitor on Psychology // June 2013 Monitor on Psychology // Smoking and mental illness