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Another Reason to Quit Vaping: More Severe COVID-19 Effects
Oral health professionals are well versed in tobacco cessation and play a key role in helping their patients quit all forms of nicotine. Well, here is another reason to advise patients against vaping: they experience more serious health effects from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In a study of COVID-19 positive subjects that compared individuals who vape to non-vapers/non-smokers, the e-cigarette users experienced higher incidence of chest pain, chills, body aches, headaches, smell and taste alterations, gastrointestinal problems, and dizziness than the subjects who abstained from tobacco use. The study was published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Heath. Click here to read more.