URMC study finds coronavirus is worse for smokers, vapers

Updated: June 30, 2020 05:58 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 04:14 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A study done right here in Rochester says the coronavirus is worse for people who vape or smoke.

Researchers at URMC claim those people have elevated levels of receptors for an enzyme called ACE-II.


They give the virus easier access to cells in your lungs.

Researchers say more receptors could lead to a more serious infection.

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