Smoking quit attempts declined during COVID-19 pandemic

Among U.S. adults, there was an immediate decrease in smoking-cessation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data published in JAMA Network Open.
“This cross-sectional study found that, starting in 2020 quarter 2, the prevalence of past-year quit attempts among U.S. adults decreased to its lowest level since 2011,” Priti Bandi, PhD, principal scientist in surveillance and health equity science at the American Cancer Society, and colleagues wrote. “Simultaneously, observed nicotine replacement therapy retail sales across 31 U.S. states decreased by a mean

Among U.S. adults, there was an immediate decrease in smoking-cessation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data published in JAMA Network Open.
“This cross-sectional study found that, starting in 2020 quarter 2, the prevalence of past-year quit attempts among U.S. adults decreased to its lowest level since 2011,” Priti Bandi, PhD, principal scientist in surveillance and health equity science at the American Cancer Society, and colleagues wrote. “Simultaneously, observed nicotine replacement therapy retail sales across 31 U.S. states decreased by a mean