Previous research into vaping’s effects on the lungs suggest that it could make a person vulnerable to COVID-19, specialists say. 

Attorney General Maura Healey and Massachusetts General Hospital warned that smoking and vaping may increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19, in an advisory sent Thursday to medical professionals, educators, and parent and advocacy groups.

Healey and Mass. General assert that smoking and vaping damage the lungs and weaken the immune system, putting people at greater risk of needing hospitalization and advanced life support if they become infected.

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Felice J. Freyer – The Boston Globe – April 9, 2020.

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