New York Time 04.09.2020

Researchers are continuing to study the relationship between smoking, vaping, and COVID-19. Since the pandemic started, “experts have warned that the coronavirus…most likely capitalizes on the scarred lungs of smokers and vapers,” but now researchers are “starting to pinpoint the ways in which smoking and vaping seem to enhance the virus’s ability to spread from person to person, infiltrate the lungs and spark some of [COVID-19’s] worst symptoms.” The New York Times quoted several experts and cited studies discussing how vaping and smoking have been tied to a higher risk of severe COVID-19 and some potential explanations for those findings.