Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?
By MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press | Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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In this 2013 file photo, a cigarette burns in an ashtray in Hayneville, Ala. Anti-smoking advocates are warning that the stress and disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed efforts to get more Americans to quit in 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
WASHINGTON — A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking.