National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). COVID-19 Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders. National Institutes of Health.
This article explains that people with substance use disorders—particularly those who smoke tobacco, marijuana, or vape and those with opioid use disorder—may be more vulnerable to COVID-19 because of pre-existing lung damage. It encourages providers to monitor patients and ensure they are not discriminated against during the pandemic.