Cigarette sales increased during pandemic as fewer smokers sought help quitting

Ken Alltucker, USA Today

Cigarette sales actually increased during #COVID19? A new report by our partner, North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC), shows that the number of people seeking help to quit smoking decreased by a whopping 27%. The stress caused by the pandemic has had countless negative consequences on public health, and reversed smoking cessation gains in the U.S. Learn more in this USA Today piece: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/12/cigarette-sales-increase-and-fewer-sought-help-to-quit-smoking-amid-covid-19-anxiety-and-isolation/4664323001/