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Electronic Cigarettes: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 84341, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of vaping on the transmission on covid-19.

Answered on

23 September 2020

There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is more likely to be transmitted via passive exposure to cigarette smoke or e-cigarette vapour. However, being in close proximity to anyone with an active infection would carry a risk of infection regardless of whether they are smoking or vaping.

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Department of Health and Social Care