COVID-19

Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bandi P, Asare S, Majmundar A, et al. Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2225149. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.25149

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Question  Did smoking cessation–related behaviours change during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US?

Findings  This cross-sectional study among 788 008 US adult smokers found that the annual prevalence of past-year quit attempts decreased for the first time since 2011, from 65.2% in 2019 to 63.2% in 2020.

Mental Health and Related Factors Among Undergraduate Students During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Valdés JM, Díaz FJ, Christiansen PM, Lorca GA, Solorza FJ, Alvear M, Ramírez S, Nuñez D, Araya R and Gaete J (2022) Mental Health and Related Factors Among Undergraduate Students During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Front. Psychiatry 13:833263. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.833263
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Background: Mental health problems among undergraduates are a significant public health concern. Most studies exploring mental health in this population during the pandemic have been conducted in high-income countries. Fewer studies come from Latin American countries.

Navigating intersecting public health crises: a qualitative study of people with opioid use disorders' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Watson, D.P., Staton, M.D., Grella, C.E. et al. Navigating intersecting public health crises: a qualitative study of people with opioid use disorders' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 22 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00449-3
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The long-running opioid epidemic and the more recent COVID-19 pandemic are two interrelated events with major public health implications for people who use opioids (OUD). The majority of studies on the interaction of these two public health concerns have employed pre-existing data to focus on community, state, or national patterns.

COVID 19—impact on substance use treatment utilisation and provision in South Africa

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Harker, N., Johnson, K., Erasmus, J. et al. COVID 19—impact on substance use treatment utilization and provision in South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 15 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00446-6
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected persons suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) all around the world.

Daily cannabis use during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Canada: a repeated cross-sectional study from May 2020 to December 2020

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Imtiaz, S., Wells, S., Rehm, J. et al. Daily cannabis use during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Canada: a repeated cross-sectional study from May 2020 to December 2020. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 14 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00441-x
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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in substantial burden of disease in Canada. Daily cannabis use is most strongly implicated in the cannabis-attributable burden of disease.

The impact of the COVID lockdown on alcohol consumption in the Netherlands

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Mangot-Sala, L., Tran, K. A., Smidt, N., & Liefbroer, A. C. (2022). The impact of the COVID lockdown on alcohol consumption in the Netherlands. The role of living arrangements and social isolation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 233, 109349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109349

The lockdowns that have been introduced around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically influenced health behaviours.