The Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and tobacco consumption in Georgia (COVID-19 პანდემია და თამბაქოს მოხმარება საქართველოში)

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press
During this unprecedented public health crisis, stress and anxiety may cause current smokers to increase their tobacco use or former smokers to relapse. This study describes changes in smoking behavior among Georgian population in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Smoking prevalence decreased, while the main concern is for smokers who increase their cigarette consumption due to increased mental distress caused by elevated health risks, lockdowns and social distancing practices
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