Increased Cigarette Consumption Among Brazilians During Pandemic Is Alarming

At least 34 percent of smokers say they started smoking more because of the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The concern about lung cancer rates, linked to smoking in 85 percent of cases, has become even more dramatic given the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to a study by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), conducted in partnership with the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the State University of Campinas, 34.3 percent of those interviewed who declared themselves smokers began to smoke more Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?