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Unlike other global crises, COVID-19 pandemic did not spark more smoking in its initial stage

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Unlike other population-level stressful events such as natural disasters, COVID-19 has not resulted in a net increase in smoking, according to a new study from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project, at the University of Waterloo.

The researchers also found that although nearly half of smokers reported that COVID-19 made them think about quitting, the vast majority of smokers did not change their smoking habits during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic….

https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/unlike-other-global-crises-covid-19-pandemic-did-not-spark

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