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Blown up in smoke: Young adults who vape at greater risk of COVID symptoms

August 28, 2020

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Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, Contributor

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance use and Addiction Program (ASAP) in the Division … See Full Bio
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September 5, 2020

Better way to quit is The Patch along with Tootsie Pops!

David Mason
September 3, 2020

The study that highlighted that those who smoke AND vape were X times more likely….

Can I assume that the study looked at exactly that? Not
1. Those who smoked
2. Those who vaped

But instead those who smoked and vaped?

That’s a great way to obfuscate the findings surely? That leads to a conclusion that potentially tells us what we know about smoking but still doesn’t research specifically to what degree vaping is less harmful or not than smoking.

The article if that was the study then is in one part a bit ‘clickbaity” and in the other part about as helpful as using the word ‘drink water’.

It would be cloudy water, just as this study appears to be on the surface of the post.

Can you expand on the tests?

Christina Ramey
September 8, 2020

Good morning,

Thank you for your inquiry. There is link to the study in the blog that may help answer your questions.

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