Vapers more likely to experience severe Covid-19 symptoms, study finds

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Vapers experience a higher frequency of Covid-19-related symptoms when compared with age and gender-matched non-vapers, according to a new study.

The research, published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, assessed the severity of symptoms reported by Covid-19-positive smokers of e-cigarettes compared to those who did not vape or smoke cigarettes at the time of their Covid-19 diagnosis.

The study enrolled 1 734 Covid-19 positive patients in the US. Of these patients, 289 reported being current vapers – and were matched with the 1 445 participants who did not vape.

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