Coronavirus: the young people who vapotent are more sick

Coronavirus: les jeunes qui vapotent sont plus malades

Teenagers and young adults who vapotent are more likely to receive a diagnosis of the COVID-19 and are at a greater risk of developing symptoms of the disease, according to an american study.

Researchers from Stanford University, California, led, in may, a comprehensive survey of 4351 participants aged 13 to 24 years in the United States. Among those who reported having undergone a test for the COVID-19, young people who vapotent were 5 to 7 times more likely to receive a positive diagnosis than those that do not affect the electronic cigarette.


The survey was conducted at a time when many States were experimenting mainly in people with symptoms of the disease.

Thus, one cannot conclude that young people vapor have a higher likelihood of catching the sars coronavirus.

However, the study suggests that they are more likely to develop symptoms if they are infected, hence their over-representation statistics, argue the researchers.

“If you use electronic cigarettes, you would probably have a risk […] because you damage your lungs,” said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, professor of pediatrics.

The survey shows that respondents who have eaten recently at the time of the products of vaping and cigarettes were nearly 5 times more likely to experience symptoms such as cough, fever, fatigue, and difficulty breathing.

Not banal

“This study tells us quite clearly that young people who use vapoteuses or who use the two electronic cigarettes and cigarettes – are at high risk, and it is not simply a question of a slight increase in the risk “, warned its main author, Shivani Mathur Gaiha.

Depending on the products consumed, the young people who vapotaient or smoked were 2.6 to 9 times more likely to be directed to a testing clinic for the COVID-19.

Contrary to popular belief, young adults can very well get the COVID-19, as demonstrated in Quebec to an explosion of cases among 15-to 34-year-old this summer.

Although they usually have fewer complications, they are not immune to a hospital, and can transmit the disease to those around them, especially among vulnerable populations, has reminded health authorities of quebec.

— With the QMI Agency

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