U of M Study: Teens, Vaping, Covid-19, and Ignoring The Risks
Well we know it ain't about the fruity flavors or lack thereof.
Teen vaping, really bad.
And according to a U of M study, they know it. And they don't care.
But now we also know, it also makes them several times more likely to be infected by Covid-19.
What started out as banning certain flavors in an effort to stop teens and vaping turns out to be pretty non-effective.
...the social aspects of vaping drives young people to use Juul and other e-cigarettes, according to nearly two-thirds of teens and young adults in a new study. Less than 5% say the availability of fruity flavors drives use of e-cigarettes by members of their generation, and only 10% say that addiction does. (U of M Health)
It's really not just about the flavors. And a majority of teens surveyed said they know it's dangerous.
In all, 79% of the respondents said they think juuling is dangerous...Nearly 72% believe it can lead to use of other substances, including cigarettes and other drugs. (U of M Health)
So you would imagine that adding the extra layer of how bad vaping is plus Covid-19 would concern teens right?
Think about it this way. According to the U of M study, teens know the dangers and still do it. And from what we know, most teens also think they are pretty much safe or not at risk when it comes to Covid-19. Put those two together and we got double trouble.
“Young people may believe their age protects them from contracting the virus or that they will not experience symptoms of COVID-19, but the data show this isn’t true among those who vape,” said the study’s lead author, postdoctoral scholar Shivani Mathur Gaiha, PhD. (Staford Medicine)
In fact, teens who vaped were 5 to 7 time more likely to be infected than those who didn't.