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.