E-cigarettes are not effective in helping adults quit smoking despite being the most widely used product for smoking cessation-ahead of all FDA approved cessation aids combined.
When it comes to teens who smoke both regular and e-cigarettes, their chances of getting infected with coronavirus are even higher - up to seven times more.
The report further revealed that 25.3% of Israeli adult males smoke, in comparison to 15% of adult females.
The percentage of Israelis who smoke is higher than in OECD countries.
The cigarette manufacturer has recently gained FDA approval to market its IQOS tobacco heating device.
"The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers," researchers have found.
More than 80,000 Israelis died of smoking-related diseases in the last decade.
People choose to vape for a variety of reasons, including as a replacement for smoking traditional cigarettes.
People who suffer from underlying medical conditions, or are above a certain age, are most endangered.