As the coronavirus continues to spread, states are taking drastic measures to curb its spread, such as shutting down all non-essential businesses. While slowing this pandemic is vital, some states might be closing the wrong types of stores. Colorado, for instance, closed all vape shops, while leaving cigarettes sold at convenience stores completely untouched. As smokers are very susceptible to having health complications from the coronavirus, effectively banning e-cigarettes will only force more people to return to smoking and will potentially add even more people to the overloaded healthcare system.

The full op-ed is available at Real Clear Health.