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Coronavirus Insights: Americans under Isolation Orders Fuel the Vice Economy

Coresight Research

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Stay-at-home Americans are indulging in their favorite vices while waiting out the coronavirus pandemic. We look at the impact of the current crisis on a number of vice industries:

  • Pornography—Porn consumption and website traffic patterns
  • Recreational cannabis—Stockpiling, consumption habits and the drug’s “essential” status
  • Alcohol—Recent changes in consumer purchasing behaviors
  • Tobacco/cigarettes—Consumer attitudes and consumption

We also outline the unexpected development of British American Tobacco and Phillips Morris joining pharma companies in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Click here to view Coresight Research’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.


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