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Supporting People who Smoke or Vape During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Scientific research is steeply generating a plethora of information on COVID-19. Collecting and analyzing data from cases enhances the identification of risk factors for infection and complications. Because it affects the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a severe threat to people who smoke or vape drugs like cannabis and tobacco.

Vaping Makes Lung Bacteria more Harmful

Despite vaping becoming more common by the year, researchers are still uncovering the short and long-term consequences of using e-cigarettes. The most recent research from the University of Belfast has concluded that bacteria commonly found in the lungs becomes more harmful and causes more inflammation when they have been exposed to e-cigarette vapour. Lung diseases, such as COPD and asthma, are attributed to a combination of infection and inflammation. The study, that examined particular bacteria

Teen E-Cigarette Use Doubles Since 2017

Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of 8th, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. The Monitoring the Future Survey analyses the drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students in the US. The increase in e-cigarette use amongst young people is raising a concern about the potential lasting damage vaping can do

Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019

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Moritz ED, Zapata LB, Lekiachvili A, et al. Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 28 October 2019. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6843e1
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What is already known about this topic?

CDC and partners are investigating the ongoing outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) in the United States, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.

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E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Practices and Characteristics Among Persons with Associated Lung Injury — Utah, April–October 2019

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Lewis N, McCaffrey K, Sage K, et al. E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Practices and Characteristics Among Persons with Associated Lung Injury — Utah, April–October 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 22 October 2019. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6842e1
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What is already known about this topic?

An outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) of unknown source is ongoing in the United States.

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Decisions to Use E‐cigarettes or Behavioural Support to Quit Tobacco

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Hartwell, G., Egan, M., and Petticrew, M. ( 2019) Understanding decisions to use e‐cigarettes or behavioural support to quit tobacco: a qualitative study of current and ex‐smokers and stop smoking service staff. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14844.
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Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and can cause dependence. Although many people understand the negative health consequences of smoking for themselves and those around them, cutting down or stopping smoking can be highly challenging.

India's Health Ministry Wants to Ban Electronic Cigarettes

The health ministry of India has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes. The ministry is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will become an "epidemic" among children and young adults and therefore banning the products is in public interest. Health officials are proposing jail terms of up to three years, with a penalty of up to 500,000 rupees, for repeat offenders who violate the new rules, according to a draft of