Charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) said one million Brits have quit smoking since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to its calculation, Ash disclosed that 1,036,000 smokers and recent ex-smokers had quit or continued their abstinence since coronavirus cases started circulating in the UK in March, Evening Standard reports.
So far, on the regions that have been part of the charity surveyed are, more than 10,000 people across England, Wales and Scotland, including 1,700 smokers and people who had quit in the last four months.
From statistics gotten, it also discovered that there are chances of younger smokers who were more likely to have stopped than older smokers – 17 per cent of smokers and recent ex-smokers aged between 16-29 said they had quit compared to seven per cent of those older than 50.
More so, it sounds interesting that a further 13 per cent of those aged 30 to 49 quit during the pandemic, too.
A regional breakdown found that smokers in the North East of England were more likely to have quit than anywhere else in the country – with 20 per cent of smokers saying they had kicked the habit since the pandemic.
Wales and the East Midlands saw the smallest quit rates with eight per cent of smokers and former smokers saying they had stopped smoking during the crisis.
After extrapolating the figures, the charity estimated that a million people would have quit since the crisis hit and a further 440,000 smokers had tried to quit during this period.Covid-19, ASH