In an era where we sing “Happy Birthday” while washing our hands, freak out about keeping six feet apart, and can clear out an entire grocery aisle by clearing our throats, we now hear from the World Health Organization that people with smoking-related lung conditions are “at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms.” A much-discussed research paper in the Chinese Medical Journal found the odds of coronavirus infections developing into more serious conditions are 14 times higher for people with a history of smoking.
But do cannabis-smokers need to worry about these warnings? Does smoking pot put us at higher risk?
Tobacco manufacturers may gain a 120-day extension for filing premarket applications with the FDA for electronic cigarettes and other next-generation products.
The current application deadline is May 12, set in a federal court-mandated order, for manufacturers to be included in a 12-month review process by the Food and Drug Administration. It includes makers of nicotine liquids.
The FDA said Tuesday it filed a legal motion Monday requesting an extension to Sept. 9. It’s the same federal court in Maryland that mandated the May 12 deadline.