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NAQC Newsroom: Impact of COVID-19 on tobacco cessation

Impact of COVID-19 on Tobacco Cessation Thursday, March 11, 2021 Every year, North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) analyzes data on quitline services and reports the results. “In calendar year 2020, calls through 1-800-QUIT-NOW decreased by 27% (over 190,000 calls). The decrease in calls mirrored the timeline of the pandemic, with

The Hill article

Response: States Can Stop Selling Cigarettes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I read with interest Representative Krishnamoorthi’s opinion piece on banning electronic cigarette sales during the pandemic (FDA can boost the coronavirus battle by pausing the sale of e-cigarettes 4/29/20). It might strike some readers as odd that he did not include traditional combustible cigarettes in his call to action, since

Sign on Letter

Sign on Letter: Tobacco Industry Pandemic Misinformation

May 8, 2020 Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) joined the public health community in its call to the United Nations (UN) to include the tobacco industry misinformation in the efforts to battle the COVID “misinfodemic.” The call is embodied in a letter dated April 30, 2020 wherein 52 public

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COVID-19 and Tobacco Policy and Communications Toolkit

COVID-19 and Tobacco Policy and Communications Toolkit We are in the midst of an historic pandemic, and governments are taking unprecedented measures to mitigate the death toll. Smokers face a particular challenge – data strongly suggests a significant co-morbidity between smoking and serious complications from exposure to the coronavirus. ASH’s

Dresler - April 2

Carolyn Dresler – Webinar on Coronavirus, Human Rights & Tobacco

ASH Webinar on Coronavirus, Human Rights and Tobacco April 2, 2020 Statement from Carolyn Dresler, MD, MPA Thank you for joining our webinar discussion on this important topic. A question that is pertinent to this webinar, is:  what is the impact or effect of tobacco use on the diagnosis, treatment

ASH Statement: The Coronavirus Catch-22 for the Tobacco Industry

  Statement from Action on Smoking and Health The Coronavirus Catch-22 for the Tobacco Industry   Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 659-4310 WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 31, 2020 – As governments close non-essential businesses to maximize social distancing, they face the need to decide just what “essential” means. Tobacco should


COVID-19 Resources

[Published March 10, 2020 | Last Updated March 16, 2023] COVID-19 Resources Webinars Quit in Quarantine COVID-19 & Tobacco Co-Morbidity NOT Essential During Lockdowns COVID-19 Resources Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on ASH’s work> Resources on COVID-19 “Congruent results from two analytical approaches support a causal effect of