BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Medicine held a Q&A session to discuss the effects of smoking and COVID-19.
Dr. Susan Walley, a pediatrician with the UAB Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama, lead the discussion and answered questions from the media.
“Smokers are at a higher risk for greater complications such as death, admission to intensive care and mechanical ventilation when they contract COVID-19,” Dr. Walley said.
It was also discovered that teens and young adults who vape are five times more likely to test positive than non-users.
You can watch the Q&A with Dr. Walley in the video player above