Boredom kept smoking more in COVID-19
After years of steady decline, cigarette sales in the US rose last year for the first time in 20 years, in large part because of the pandemic, says Lucia Popova.
In a new study in Nicotine and Tobacco ResearchPopova, an associate professor at the School of Public Service at Georgia State University at the University, examines how pandemic and related stressors affect the attitudes of tobacco users. Many smokers are admitted at risk to illustrate more frequent health risks, including the possibility of severe lung impact from COVID-19.
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“The goal of the study is not to discover people’s trends but to focus on personal experiences,” says Popova. “We wanted to learn how COVID and its related stresses and changes in people’s lives are affected and how they all have been transferred to their tobacco use.”
Here, it shows how the CVID-19 pandemic tobacco use in America affected;