According to sources like MSNBC, vaping can increase your risk of contracting and suffering the complications of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Pulmonary specialists in Palm Beach County claim that teens and young adults who smoke are “more susceptible to horrendous complications from COVID-19.” They go on to explain:
“Inhaling any kind of substance irritates and inflames lung tissue. Vaping makes you more susceptible to a myriad of lung diseases.”
Specialists also assert that vaping will increase your likelihood of dying from the virus as well, pointing to high mortality rates among smokers who suffer Pneumonia.
COVID-19 Preys on the Lungs
To recover from COVID-19, you need strong lungs. Vaping is already known to damage the lungs, so it only makes sense that people who vape have a harder time beating coronavirus. Additionally, vaping damages the cells in your respiratory system that govern your immune system, so people who vape are more likely to catch the disease, to begin with.
Experts Urge People to Stop Using E-Cigarettes
Not only does vaping make you more likely to get coronavirus and suffer complications, but it also contributes to the spread of COVID-19. Vape clouds can spread the virus by suspending respiratory droplets in the air and increasing the risk of airborne transition.
Due to vaping’s effect on e-cigarette users and those around them during this pandemic, health experts are encouraging people to quit. Doctors can help you overcome nicotine addiction, or you can use nicotine substitutes like lozenges, gums, or patches. Regular gum, toothpicks, and candy may also help you address cravings and occupy your senses in a way that isn’t harming your lungs.
Lawyers Amend Vaping Lawsuits
Even before COVID-19, many school districts, parents, and addicted young adults were filing suit against Juul Labs Inc. and shareholder, Altria Group Inc., for deceptive marketing and the dangers associated with vaping products.
Now, some attorneys are adding the heightened risk of coronavirus to their existing complaints or filing new lawsuits to account for COVID-19 complications.
“JUUL users are also at greater risk of suffering more serious complications if they contract the coronavirus,” reads one complaint, filed April 6.
The lawsuit in question already seeks punitive damages and medical monitoring to help JUUL victims treat their ailments and prevent exacerbating a growing list of injuries.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, JUUL is now associated with coronavirus complications, e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injuries (EVALI), and nicotine addiction.
Call Today for Justice Against JUUL
If you’ve been affected by any of the ailments described or listed above, please do not hesitate to pursue legal action.
At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, we can help you file a JUUL E-cigarette lawsuit and get the recovery you deserve.
Simply call us at (866) 675-4427 to get started or contact us online and schedule your free consultation today.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).