Health MJ: Lockdown helps smokers quit

26 July 2020

More than a million people have stopped smoking since the start of the coronavirus crisis, new figures have revealed.

The analysis by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and UCL shows that a further 440,000 smokers have tried to quit during the pandemic.

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