It is now a year that we are learning to live with this virus. It is a very contagious virus, especially since some people are asymptomatic, so it is important to take precautions appropriate to the situation.
According to studies done we still have no evidence that vape can transmit the virus, and on the likelihood of contracting Covid, so it is possible to smoke in the street as well as in public places. The only risk is if you cough while exhaling your smoke, it can spread the virus.
For the Directorate General of Health (DGS), the assumption that cigarette smoke or electronic cigarette vapor can be a vector of contamination of COVID-19 has not been scientifically demonstrated.
Marie Harang-Eltz, scientific director of Enovap, expressed herself by wishing to reassure people.
"I would like to reassure them because, no, it is not the same thing at all. A tiny part of the aerosol produced by the vape contains saliva particles unlike when you spit, where 100% of the aerosol will be made up of droplets of saliva that will be projected at a much higher force, so can reach greater distances. "
While, the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other organizations and health authorities, consider that the coronavirus is mainly transmitted by droplets projected by coughing, sneezing or speaking of an infected person, recalls France Info. Hence the instructions of physical distance (1, 1.5 or 2 meters depending on the country), wearing a mask and washing hands. "From a purely scientific point of view, nothing implies the effect of the smoke of the vape on the ability of the virus to spread," confirms Alexandre Bleibtreu, infectious disease doctor at the hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris.
"There is undoubtedly a share of contamination related to airborne transmission, but it is marginal, "says Denis Malvy, infectious disease specialist at the University Hospital of Bordeaux and member of the Scientific Council.
Moreover, he adds, it can only occur "in hyperconfined spaces" and "with an extremely contagious patient".
In conclusion, the most important thing in this health crisis is to protect yourself, we strongly advise you not to lend your vape to your entourage, it is in the saliva that spreads this viral virus, if you want to vaper in the street make sure you are not next to another passerby to keep all precautions (two meters away), do not vaper in an enclosed area if there are other people with you. And if you do, air out your home. (Whether you are a vaper or not, airing out your home is very important!) It is also very important to wash your hands, and clean your utensil daily.
At Smok-it, we no longer touch the cigarettes or if we have to, we wear gloves. In addition, we no longer taste the different liquids we sell. We no longer smoke in the store to avoid any risk of contamination.
This has allowed us to install a real relationship of trust between the seller and the consumer, because unlike the Internet purchase, we accompany you and we advise you throughout the procedure of your purchases.
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