Health authorities say smoking and vaping likely escalate risks associated with Covid-19, a respiratory disease. There’s more data indicating that tobacco use is associated with Covid complications but doctors are advising “prudence” with regard to cannabis.
New York Times
- “Inhaling combusted or vaped cannabis products can damage lung cells, may increase viral replication, and does affect the ability to fight off infection,” said Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, a professor at Harvard Medical School said. “Clean air is what the lungs should be inhaling, especially during a global pandemic.”
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