Weed Smokers at Greater Risk of Covid-19 Problems

Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2020) – Health experts are delivering a poignant message to weed smokers.  “Even occasionally smoking marijuana can increase your risk for more severe complications from the coronavirus.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco,  marijuana, or who vape.  Experts say now is the time to stop those bad habits and doing so could actually save your life.

The revelation comes are more and more people are feeling the stress of the stay-at-home orders and the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on millions.  Experts say those pressures can often lead to people smoking or vaping more.

While lots of studies are still underway, some experts  have  raised questions about whether the increase in the number of younger persons becoming seriously ill and even dying from Covid-19, may some how be connected to marijuana or vaping.  “It is therefore reasonable to be concerned that compromised lung function or lung disease related to smoking history, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), could put people at risk for serious complications of COVID-19” said (NIDA).