Vaping and Covid-19.
Right now, we are following the UK government guidelines by wearing a face-covering when outside and around others, as well as keeping a sensible distance from other people when you’re not in your designated ‘bubble’.
Yet, in these challenging times of the Coronavirus, is it safe to vape?
If you’ve caught Covid-19 and aren’t asymptomatic, then you can expect to develop any of the following symptoms found on the NHS website. Such symptoms tend to emerge from two to 14 days after contracting the virus. Yet, we still aren’t certain on how Coronavirus is transmitted but we can still try to minimise the chances by following the government guidelines.
We are living through unprecedented times and one with potential ramifications. Yet, experts believe it’s unlikely the virus can be spread through vaping – via the plumes of vapour generated from an e-cig device. Also, when breathed out by a vaper, vape aerosol tends to fade very quickly; much more quickly than does a mass of exhaled tobacco smoke and, especially more pertinently, exhaled droplets courtesy of coughing or sneezing.
If you’re used to ‘stealth vaping’ (using your vape device discretely when you’re out of doors and around others), then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to err on the side of caution and be considerate of others and ‘stealth vape’ as much as you can, while so much uncertainty and anxiety persists.
Moreover, it’s important to consider your own health. There’s certainly no damning evidence that by vaping e liquid, an individual vaper makes it more likely they’ll catch Covid-19 or definitively worsen their health if they’ve already contracted it. Yet, if you are an ex-smoker this could mean you are likely to be susceptible to – or already suffer from – respiratory issues.
In short, it is important to stay safe when it comes to coronavirus.