Young people who use electronic cigarettes face an increased risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. Teens and young adults who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And young folks who vape and also smoke regular cigarettes have a sevenfold higher risk of getting COVID-19, researchers found. The finding -- published Aug. 11 in the Journal of Adolescent Health -- prompted lawmakers in the United States to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clear the market of all e-cigarettes until the coronavirus crisis is over. "These are really, really high numbers. I really want people to realize that e-cigarettes aren't safe. It's not just harmless, flavored water. There are real, significant, serious harms associated with these products," said the study's senior author, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a professor of pediatrics at Stanford University in California.