Numerous sources have suggested vaping could be a risk factor for either contracting or increasing the severity of COVID-19. Some politicians have gone so far as to demand the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily ban e-cigarettes until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. And the World Health Organization (WHO) claims the tobacco industry is creating doubt about the risks of nicotine and tobacco product use and COVID-19.
Watch this panel discussion on what is actually known about coronavirus and vaping at this time, the impact misinformation is having on tobacco harm reduction, and how policymakers should consider regulating alternative nicotine products in the age of COVID-19. The discussion features: