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Smoking increase is seen during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:56 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 11:55:50-04

The coronavirus pandemic is driving more people to smoke cigarettes.

That's according to the CEO of the company behind Malboro.

This comes as the FDA has 11 new warning labels it hopes will bring cigarette use down.

They will be required on packages and ads starting next year.

It's the first time health warnings on cigarette packs will be updated in more than 35 years.

Cigarettes are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths in the US each year.