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How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19

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Jessica:
Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 recommendations to specifically target older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions. They labeled this group as "higher risk."

However, another group of people could be particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and hasn't received as much attention: people who smoke, vape or have substance use disorders.

By Gina Yu, CNN
March 20, 2020




https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-vaping-drugs/index.html

JudiBlueEyes:
As this virus targets the respiratory system its safe to say if this group caught it, it would potentially be more deadly.   

Jessica:

Lady Sarah:
May I add that drinking alcoholic beverages may weaken immune systems, making many more susceptible to catching a virus as well. You may use alcohol to wash your hands, but drinking it does not work the same way.

AnneK:

--- Quote from: Lady Sarah on March 23, 2020, 10:38:06 pm ---You may use alcohol to wash your hands, but drinking it does not work the same way.

--- End quote ---

Distilleries Around the Country Are Now Making Hand Sanitizer

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a31899080/spirits-distilleries-hand-sanitizer-titos-pernod-ricard-bacardi/

Cheers!   ;)

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