Long time champions of harm reduction Public Health England have recently released their advice for smokers and vapers during this time of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Unlike the WHO or CDC their information is clear, concise and to the point.

In this advice they cover both smoking and vaping. Here are some of their main points and takeaways as it relates to using less harmful vapor products

  • if you smoke, you generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infection and of more severe symptoms once infected. COVID-19 symptoms may, therefore, be more severe if you smoke
  • e-cigarettes (vapes) can be an effective aid to stopping smoking and staying smokefree

Talk to literally any vaper and they will tell you a very similar story. “I’ve smoked my whole life, tried almost everything to quit, vaping was the only thing that worked.”  I have a very very similar story.  This is one of the reasons vapers get so confused when people like the Surgeon General tell smokers that vaping wont help them .

Despite Jerome Adams doing everything he can to ensure that smokers keep smoking, people have still managed to find their way to vaping and have made the switch to less harmful nicotine alternatives.  Thankfully, the science on the subject doesn’t change to fit the needs of the Surgeons General’s confusing agenda.

States are responding to their own outbreaks of COVID-19 by implementing different versions of social distancing and shutting down non-essential services. While some of these businesses are being granted exemptions (for example, restaurants can still offer curbside pick-up and delivery and liquor stores are open with strict social distancing protocols), there are questions about whether or not vape shops are allowed to remain open in any capacity.

Thankfully CASAA has made it incredibly easy to to take action and make your voice heard

January 31st 2020 – Health managers have decided to allow vaping in the grounds of Devon’s largest hospital.

In the United States our politicians are attempting to outright BAN any and all vapor products ( except those partially owned by the biggest big tobacco companies ) meanwhile in the UK hospitals across the country are changing their verbiage from a “SMOKE FREE” hospital to a “TOBACCO FREE” hospital because they now allow vaping on hospital grounds.

Tuesday February 25th 2020 the CDC finally published their final press release regarding the “EVALI” outbreak which started in roughly june 2019.  During these months of investigation by the CDC, the CDC told consumers to stop “vaping” and that “vaping” was the root cause of these lung illnesses.

Gizmodo even reported back in October of 2019 that the CDC was still telling people to “stop vaping” but questioned why stating

The Mayo Clinic recently Tweeted about an experiment that 8th graders in Rochester NY did to show how dangerous vaping was.  The idea was they would compare developing zebrafish embryos developing in a solution of water and e-liquid, to those developing in just good normal fish water.

Obviously the e liquid fish died because… you know, generally anything other than normal good fish water is going to kill a fish.  Especially a DEVELOPING EMBRYO. I think this experiment could have been done with coffee or dish soap and come to the same results, but don’t take my word for it.