One million quit smoking during UK COVID-19 lock-down

More than 1 million smokers in the UK may have quit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) reported that 41% of people who quit smoking between March and July said they had quit in response to COVID-19. A report from researchers at University College London (UCL) also suggested that more people have quit smoking since the beginning of 2020 than during the same time in any other year since their Smoking Toolkit Study began in 2007.