It’s had a bad press for years, but now science is recognizing that nicotine is a wonder drug.

Scientists are currently working flat out to find a vaccine to combat the latest strain of coranavirus and many are using nicotine as a starting block.

nicotine a wonder drug against covid-19

Not only that, trials of nicotine patches to combat the virus are also underway – more on that in a moment.

As I said last week ‘who’da thought!‘.

I made that comment after the World Health Organization warned governments NOT to work with Big Tobacco companies.

This despite a track record from their research departments bringing out life saving nicotine plant based drugs – one of which is among the very few used to tackle Ebola of all things…

Now, and given research is showing not only vapers, but also smokers, could even be immune to contracting COVID-19 – or at least NOT as was first feared – seen to be developing serious complications – the question is of course – is nicotine a wonder drug?

This research into vapers and smokers being less likely to be infected goes against much that’s been written during this pandemic. Indeed I’ve followed the science that said smokers were more likely to suffer complications.

I wrote a very long article saying just that last week: COVID-19 and Vaping – UK Health Experts Reveal the REAL Facts.

In that piece the UK experts agreed there was NO risk from vaping – but were pretty sure smokers were at risk.

However, that theory seems to have been turned on its head – in the case of smokers at least.

Nicotine A Wonder Drug – Are Vapers and Smokers Immune?

Famous artist David Hockney threw a spotlight on the issue after he wrote a letter to UK tabloid the Daily Mail.

He wrote:

Could it not be that smokers have developed an immune system to this virus? With all these figures coming out, it’s beginning to look like that to me…

Cue guffaws – rolling eyes etc from many in the science community and indeed the media and wider public.

However, and with all good stories – there could be an element of truth in this theory.

Professor Francois Balloux is a world renowned virologist and based at University College London.

After reading and then sharing a study from our old friend Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos and Dr Anastasia Barbouni, said he was genuinely “puzzled” by the findings!

Dr Farsalinos e cig research
Dr Farsalinos

According to Dr Farsalinos’ study, smoking increases certain receptors in the lungs and given COVID-19 appears to attack and remove them, the replenishment staves off the virus!

French scientist Professor Jean-François Delfraissy – who’s advising the French Government during the pandemic, was equally impressed.

He told the media:

We have something very special with tobacco.

We have found that the vast majority of serious cases are not smokers, as if (…) tobacco protects against this virus, via nicotine.

Dr Farsalinos said another issue is stopping smokers and I guess vapers from smoking and vaping in hospital as this could make any symptoms worse:

Hospitalization for COVID-19 will inevitably result in abrupt withdrawal of nicotine and its beneficial effect linked to this hypothesis in smokers or users of other nicotine products.

This could, at least partly, explain the association between smoking and COVID-19 severity among hospitalized patients.

Like I said – nicotine the wonder drug? Who’da thought 😉

Nicotine Patches To Fight COVID-19?

If you’re still not convinced and don’t think nicotine could be the wonder drug to fight COVID-19 – to France again where scientists are testing patches!

Yup – those so called stop smoking nicotine patches – that we know from both Big Pharma and Tobacco don’t work and they’ve known all along! [see link for that bombshell!].


At least we may be finding a proper use for them after all 😉

Researchers from the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital are seeing unbelievable results regarding the use of nicotine to fight COVID-19!

Results from early studies has led to researchers saying they’ve never seen results like this in medicine!

They say:

Our cross-sectional study strongly suggests that those who smoke every day are much less likely to develop a symptomatic or severe infection with Sars-CoV-2 compared with the general population.

The effect is significant. It divides the risk by five for ambulatory patients and by four for those admitted to hospital.

We rarely see this in medicine.

Of course no one – including me – is saying get out there and start smoking!

What the science IS telling us is nicotine could be the wonder drug when it comes to this current pandemic.

And that ladies and gentlemen – is major news indeed 🙂

I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.


  1. Halo saya dari indonesia dan saya senang
    sekali membaca semua ulasan Anda terkait vape. Sungguh sebuah penelitian yang luar biasa dan mungkin akan menimbulkan pertentangan meskipun secara umum nikotin sering dinilai sebagai penyebab masalah tetapi tidak semua efek nikotin berbahaya dan Tuhan menciptakan nikotin pasti ada sebuah alasan untuk itu semua dan tidak selalu menjadi penyebab masalah kesehatan, seandainya itu benar menjadi pengobatan hal ini akan menimbulkan kontra apakah anak anak dan wanita hamil aman dari penggunaan itu, aku berharap semoga itu dapat mengurangi penularan covid 19 dan sembuh. Sebelumnya saya pernah mendengar kalau vaping dan perokok dapat meningkatkan imunitas tubuh dari bahaya covid 19 tetapi saya tidak begitu yakin apakah itu benar atau salah. Bagaimana menurut pandangan Anda

    (Google Translate)
    Hello, I’m from Indonesia and I’m happy
    once read all your reviews regarding vaping. It is truly an innovative discovery and of course this will lead to pros and cons although in general nicotine is often considered to be one of the causes of the problem but not all effects of nicotine are dangerous and God created nicotine there must be a reason behind it all and does not always have to be the cause of health problems, if it were true to be a drug it would lead to contra whether children and pregnant women could use it and hopefully it could really reduce the population of diseases caused by covid 19, but do you have other studies on nicotine related to miracle drugs. Before I had heard that vaping and smokers could increase endurance from the danger of covid 19 but I didn’t know whether it was right or wrong. What do you think?

    • Terima kasih untuk commet Anda – nikotin si ide hadiah dari Tuhan dan dapat digunakan untuk banyak hal – paling baik! Para ilmuwan masih mempelajari bagaimana oit dapat digunakan untuk mengatasi COVID-19, semoga bisa! Bersulang 🙂


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