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CDC Vital Signs: Adult Smoking

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. Despite overall declines in smoking, more people with mental illness smoke than people without mental illness…

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Emerging Practices for Tobacco Dependence

Despite common misconceptions among mental health practitioners around the ability and willingness of patients with serious mental illness to quit tobacco use, research indicates that this population is just as capable of quitting…

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Smoking Cessation Therapies Benefit Substance Use Disorder Clients

Smoking tobacco is one of the deadliest forms of addiction. 1,2 At minimum, 65% of clients in treatment for substance use disorders smoke cigarettes. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, homicides, suicides..

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Smoking Cessation for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

More than 1 in 3 adults (33.3%) with a mental illness smoke cigarettes, compared with about 1 in 5 adults (20.7%) without mental illness.1 31% of cigarettes smoked by adults are smoked by adults with mental illness…