SMOKERS QUIT SMOKING IN THE HIGHEST NUMBER DURING THE PANDEMIC OF COVID-19

by Chhavi Madaan | 2020-07-16

According to the survey of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), it has been said that 41% was in direct response to coronavirus. Read on to know the complete details.

It has been analyzed that more than one million have left their smoking habit since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a survey has been done by charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) suggests that of those who had quit their smoking habit in last four month.

University College London (UCL) also separately found that more people have already quit their smoking habit in the year to June 2020 than in any year since its survey began in 2007. The government has also suggested people not to smoke because it will increase in the level of risk of severe COVID- 19 symptoms. So, also these people have left their smoking habits so that they will not risk their lives and will not affect by severe COVID- 19.

Between 15 April 2020 and 20 June 2020, there is a representative sample of 10,000 people, registered by pollster YouGov on behalf of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), who were asked about their smoking habits. The outcome was used to evaluate that most of the people in the UK are quitting to smoke. It’s great news that people are making themselves aware of the Severity of COVID-19 they are taking care of their health on their own.

COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in people’s life in quitting smoking. By quitting smoking, you can: Lengthen your life expectancy. Decrease your risk of COVID- 19 diseases. Also, it will decrease the risk of disease (including lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers and reflux, erectile and sexual dysfunction, kidney disease, and other conditions).

According to the survey on average, there are 5.9% of smokers quit smoking per year since 2007.

A team of University College London is working on a survey named as Smoking Toolkit Study has been asking 1000 of people in 1 month in England about their smoking habits since 2007.

According to the study in June 2020, around 7.6% of smokers are taking part in this survey of quitting smoke. It is the highest proportion since the survey began more than a decade ago for almost a third higher than the average people who have already left smoking.

Director of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) said that over a million people have left smoking in Britain since COVID-19. Now, Ash is also starting their stop-smoking campaign which is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Tuned.

 

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