It has been widely written that people who smoke, have a higher risk of the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus which causes COVID-19.
Given the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus this one attacks the upper respiratory system. Logically, when a positive smoker is infected with COVID-19, it will be much more difficult to handle given that the lungs of people who smoke are already in an optimal condition.
Related to this, even as reported by Foxnews, Thursday the American House Oversight Committee has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the body that regulates the Food and Drug Administration to clean e-cigarettes aka electronic cigarettes from the market, which is mentioned makes smokers more susceptible to contracting the corona virus.
Further mentioned, the MPs worried that smoking could speed up the spread of COVID-19 and have a chain effect on the health care system, which is now overloaded, hospitals that are overwhelmed with patients, which are ultimately considered very dangerous for the public in the middle emergency conditions such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) itself, has issued a warning that COVID-19 cannot be taken lightly. Especially the impact on smokers, which can have more serious consequences.
“Because the virus attacks the lungs, the corona virus that causes COVID-19 can be a very serious threat to those who smoke. Whether it’s tobacco cigarettes, or even vape. “Increasing the risk and impact of complications that can occur more seriously,” the National Institute on Drug Abuse warned.
Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, said that the electronic cigarette ban does not only directly help smokers themselves, but can also help the entire health care system of the country.
“Reducing the number of smokers and vapers who fall ill becomes infected with the corona virus, not only will they help themselves but the entire health system,” wrote King Krishnamoorthi.
Meanwhile, the United States alone has now recorded 209,071 positive cases of COVID-19, with a fatality rate of 4633 people. Although there has been a state-wide ban on people holding large gatherings, schools, restaurants and bars have also been closed, with calls for self-isolation at home.