According tomedia BGR reported that the new coronavirus is more harmful to smokers or e-cigarette users? There is still little research on the specific effects of the new coronavirus on people with these habits. Medical researchers point out that the severity of the new coronavirus infection can be judged in part by the extent to which the disease has progressed to pneumonia through initial cold and flu-like symptoms. In these cases, people with lung damage need more additional treatment.
The harm of smoking to the lungs is well known. Researchers in China recently found that smokers were 14 times more likely to develop pneumonia in patients who tested positive for COVID-19,media reported. Pneumonia caused by neo-coronavirus infection is considered to be the leading cause of death in patients who tested positive for the virus. If the disease develops to this point, lung damage is clearly a major risk multiplier. Smoking, even e-cigarettes, can make things worse. However, smoking is not the only risk factor that may be associated with lung disease.
There is a serious lack of research on how smoking directly affects lung function, but some health experts believe that smoking can hinder the function of lung cells. If this is the case, people who overuse e-cigarettes may also find themselves at increased risk of complications from neo-coronavirus infection.
At this point, because of the relatively small sample size of infected patients and the lack of in-depth research, it is difficult for doctors to determine the extent to which smoking or even e-cigarette use is a factor.