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One million smokers across the UK have given up the habit since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, figures suggest.

A further 440,000 people have tried to stop smoking, according to a survey for charity Action on Smoking Health (ASH).

Around 17% of smokers aged between 16 and 29 have quit, compared with 7% of over-50s.

The UK’s 7.4m smokers have been encouraged to kick the habit during the pandemic, as government advice says they may be at risk of more severe symptoms of COVID-19.

Source: SKY News

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-one-million-smokers-in-uk-have-quit-during-pandemic-survey-suggests-12028787

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