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Post-pandemic push for tobacco warnings

SBS Finnish

Some Australians are smoking due to stress

Published 2 June 2022 at 2:27pm
By Brooke Young
Source: SBS

As Australia emerges from a period of heightened stress due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many are seeking tobacco smoking as a coping mechanism. While the dangerous health impacts of smoking are widely known, support to quit for good is still lacking for some populations.


Published 2 June 2022 at 2:27pm
By Brooke Young
Source: SBS


With two years of unprecedented lockdowns induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to cigarettes as a form of stress management. Over the past year, nearly one in two Australians have struggled with managing their stress levels.  Many are taking up harmful coping mechanisms, including 14 per cent who have turned to cigarettes or vaping.


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