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: