The aim of this research report is therefore to describe changes in tobacco and alcohol consumption in the general French population during the first two weeks of lockdown and identify any associated factors. Among current smokers, 26.7% reported an increase in their tobacco consumption since
lockdown and 18.6% reported a decrease, while it remained stable for 54.7%. The increase in tobacco consumption was associated with an age of 18-34 years, a high level of education, and anxiety. Among alcohol drinkers, 10.7% reported an increase in their alcohol consumption since lockdown and 24.4% reported a decrease, while it remained stable for 64.8%. The increase in alcohol consumption was associated with an age of 18-49 years, living in cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants, a high socioprofessional category, and a depressive mood.
Romain Guignard, Raphaël Andler, Guillemette Quatremère, Anne Pasquereau, Enguerrand du Roscoät, Pierre Arwidson, Ivan Berlin, Viêt Nguyen-Thanh, European Journal of Public Health, 7 avril 2021