Report that "1 in 6 smokers quit smoking" by the new coronavirus
New coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) total 300,000 deaths, 45,000 deathsRecordIn the UK, a survey result was reported that "more than one million people quit smoking". A growing number of people quit smoking because of concerns that "the burden of smoking on respiratory equipment exacerbates COVID-19."
A million people have stopped smoking since the COVID pandemic hit Britain-Action on Smoking and Health
Tobacco causes various cancers including lung cancer, stroke, and heart disease.causeIt has been known that, while research on COVID-19 is progressing, many new findings have been published that smoking increases the risk of COVID-19 becoming severely ill.
In response to such research results, WHO and others have quit smoking as a measure against COVID-19.Recommendation.. The Japanese Respiratory Society strongly recommends smoking cessation as "smoking is the greatest risk of severe coronary virus pneumonia."
New coronavirus infection and tobacco
Under such circumstances, it has been reported that smoking cessation has become popular in the United Kingdom, where COVID-19 has raged. Public health organizations on tobaccoAction on Smoking and Health(ASH) andUniversity College LondonMore than one million people have quit smoking in the UK since the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a joint survey by the United States. By age, approximately 400,000 people in the 16-29 age group, approximately 400,000 in the 30-49 age group, and 240,000 in the 50+ age group quit smoking. The number of non-smoking persons over the age of 50 is small because the original smoking rate is low. The total number of people who tried to quit smoking but failed was about 440,000.
British Bureau of Statistics(PDF file)Tobacco statistical surveyAccording to the report, the smoking rate in the United Kingdom was 14.4% and the number of smokers was 5.9 million in 2018. Converted from that, it is calculated that approximately 1 in 6 people quit smoking due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
ASH is planning to launch a campaign to quit smoking due to the problem of COVID-19, said Deborah Arnott of the organization “It seems that more than 1 million people have succeeded in quitting smoking, but still smoking The new smoking cessation campaign is aimed at encouraging those who have not succeeded in quitting smoking to make the decision “Today is the day to quit”. ".