Why social distancing provides a 'golden opportunity' for teens to quit vaping

With schools closed, college dorms shuttered and social distancing in full swing, many families are spending more time together than they might have planned to. Experts suggest that it's an opportune time for parents to talk to kids about vaping and help them break the harmful habit.

"Chronic vaping seems to decrease immune function in the lungs, and inhibits the body's normal response to invasion by an infectious agent," said Drosnes. "It makes sense that people who vape would be less able to combat the COVID-19 virus. If you do contract it, you're at risk of getting a much more severe disease."

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