BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Attorney General Maura Healey released a statement on the dangers of vaping coupled with coronavirus.
Healey issued the warning along with Massachusetts General Hospital, which says smoking and vaping may put its users in the high-risk category, making their COVID-19 infections potentially worse and increasing the spread of the virus.
“Combatting the youth vaping crisis has never been more important, and we want the public to understand the heightened risks associated with smoking and vaping during this pandemic," Healey said in the statement.
Smoking and vaping could increase the need for an infected person to be put on life support, and the advisory encourages those who smoke and vape to start the process of quitting with resources such as nicotine patches and gum.
There are currently 16,790 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts.
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