Over 1 million UK citizens have quit smoking since the coronavirus outbreak
An English campaign called Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) aims to help and encourage people to quit smoking. The campaign recently conducted a survey that found that more than one million people in the UK have quit smoking since the outbreak of COVID-19.
It was not confirmed whether this was due partially or primarily to a lack of access to tobacco products because of the lockdowns, or the implementation of social distancing measures which prevented social cigarette use, or if it was from the links between smoking and the virus’s infection and hospitalization rates.
Separately, the University College London’s survey on smoking rates found fewer smokers among the 2020 UK population than in any year since they started taking the survey in 2007.