Sunday, February 17, 2013

Smoking and Mental Illness Connection

People who experience forms of mental illnesses also have very high rates of smoking. A study by The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that 44.3% of all of the cigarettes in the United States of America are consumed by people who live with forms of mental illnesses or other substance abuse disorders. What this means is that people living with mental illness are around two-times as likely to smoke as other people. Fortunately, people who experience mental illness also have substantial quit rates, almost as high as the population of those without mental illness.


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