SPAIN: The Ministry of Health asks to avoid vaping in public following the Covid-19

SPAIN: The Ministry of Health asks to avoid vaping in public following the Covid-19

There are countless international restrictions following the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic which is still raging. In Spain, the Ministry of Health has just asked citizens no longer smoke or use vaping products in public.


Salvador Illa Roca, Spanish Minister of Health

THE VAPE SHOULD » BE AVOIDED IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTS! «


In Spain, the government seems to be worried about the spread of Covid-19 through smoking or vaping. Indeed, the Spanish Ministry of Health has warned and asked its citizens not to smoke or vape in public places given the number of hand to mouth contact that this habit implies. The “gesture” of smoking or vaping could pose a risk in the fight to contain the coronavirus.

The Spanish Ministry of Health has also banned the use of hookahs (shishas) even as the country reverted from a three-month ban that ended on June 21, 2020.

According to a document from the Spanish public health commission, smoking and vaping " should be avoided in social and community settings Because it is a way to prevent new COVID-19 infections.

« In situations where use is made, it should be done in open spaces with personal hygiene by the consumer, such as hand washing before and after and cleaning of the devices used. »Declares the ministry of health which specifies that this« advice »aims to reduce the risk that smokers and vapers touch potentially contaminated surfaces in terraces and other public places, then put the hands in the mouth.

The World Health Organization has repeatedly warned that smoking is linked to a higher risk of serious illness for people infected with Covid-19.

Several studies by French and Spanish scientists suggest that nicotine therapy could actually help fight the coronavirus although this has been disputed by the Spanish Ministry of Health which said that these studies had no scientific basis.

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