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On 16 November 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was observed for the first time in Wuhan, China. In the months since, it has spread throughout the world.  Faced with a situation beyond its control, on 30 January 2020 the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern.

Two months later, on 11 March 2020, the status of the epidemic changed: it was now a pandemic. 

In the face of this threat to public health, the world’s governments took measures to slow down the spread of the virus in their countries as much as possible. For the first time in the modern age, the majority of countries around the world applied measures such as curfews and lockdowns. These forced people to stay at home, sometimes to the point of stopping them going out to work. 

If the economic impact of these measures has been severe, the psychological impact on people around the world has been just as bad. For example, many scientific studies have shown that being in lockdown drastically increased the number of cases of depression and even smoking. 

There has been plenty of fake news too, including about electronic cigarettes. For a while, they were under attack for allegedly spreading the virus in their vapour. However, statements like these were quickly contradicted by scientific analysis.

New Zealand’s Lockdown is Pushing Many Vapers Back to Smoking

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Stress and boredom are known to be major factors in pushing smokers to consume more or reach back for cigarettes once they have quit.New...

Bad Timing For NZ’s Vape Businesses as New Bill Coincides With...

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While specialist vape retail stores have been forced into lock down, general retailers selling cigarettes remain open.New Zealand’s costly vape bill which went into...

US Sales of Nicotine Products During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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On the whole nicotine volume was down by 2.8% from the previous year, for the two weeks ending on March 27th, said the report,...

University of Waterloo: COVID-19 Didn’t Spark More Smoking During Its Initial...

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Unlike other stressful global events, the global pandemic didn't cause more people to smoke suggests a study from Canadian researchers. WATERLOO, Ontario — A group...

Smokers Are More at Risk of COVID-Like Symptoms, But Less Likely...

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The study titled, "Current smoking and COVID-19 risk: results from a population symptom app in over 2.4 million people," had concluded that smokers are...

Study: The Main Drivers of Increased Tobacco Use During COVID-19 Lockdowns

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The study titled, “Multi-level drivers of tobacco use and purchasing behaviors during COVID-19 “lockdown”: A qualitative study in the United States,” was published in...

Survey Indicates That Adult Smoking Rates Climbed During Pandemic

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A new survey shows that adult smoking rates climbed during the COVID-19 pandemic. CINCINNATI — According to a survey conducted by local public health researchers,...

PMI Study: Nearly 50% of Brit Smokers Who Try Quitting Last...

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A lack of willpower was listed as the most common factor that leads smokers to fail at quitting, with 52% saying they didn't have...

Do Smoking and Vaping Increase The Chances of Contracting COVID-19?

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The study titled, Combustible and electronic cigarette exposures increase ace2 activity and SARS-CoV-2 spike binding, tested the hypothesis that the use of combustible tobacco...

US: New Jersey Granted Smokers Early COVID Vaccine Access

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When the COVID vaccines started being rolled out, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had ensured people who are at “significant risk” of adverse illness from...