E-cigarette smokers may get corona infection

A study led by an Indian-origin researcher in the US showed that adolescents and youth who use e-cigarettes are at greater risk of getting corona infection. The study is published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

During the research, it was found that E-cigarette users were five to seven times more infected than normal individuals. The lead author of this study and postdoctoral Shivani Mathur from Stanford University in the US said that young people often feel that they will not have a corona, but the data suggests that people who use e-cigarettes.

They are more at risk of getting infected. The study included 4,351 participants aged 13 to 24 years. The participants were divided into two parts. In one part, people who used e-cigarettes have been kept, and in the other part those who never used tobacco products. The findings showed that corona symptoms (cough, fever, fatigue, and difficulty breathing) were five times higher among people who had used cigarettes or e-cigarettes during the past 30 days.