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Life insurers could start asking: "Do you vape?"

E-juice, used in e-cigarette vaporizers, is displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
E-juice, used in e-cigarette vaporizers, is displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop in San Francisco. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

People who vape could be subject to higher life insurance rates or find themselves excluded from coverage, as global reinsurers push warnings on the potential risks of vaping, Reuters reports.

Yes, but: Proponents of vaping as a cessation tool say insurers and reinsurers are being too harsh. Smoking cigarettes still kills more people than vaping each year.

Where it stands: People who vape or smoke cigarettes have paid close to double the premiums of non-smokers or non-vapers.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an additive in THC vapes that could be at fault for some lung injuries and deaths among the thousands sick this past year.

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