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Smoking cessation and mental illness

Cath Einon

in Smoking Cessation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199556250
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556250.003.0013

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Smoking cessation and mental illness

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• People with mental health problems are more likely to smoke than the general population. • Smokers with mental illness are twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular and respiratory disease as non-smokers. • More than half of smokers with mental illness want to quit smoking. • Smokers with mental illness may have particular barriers to stopping smoking. • Smoking cessation support is not routinely offered to people with mental illness.

Chapter.  1581 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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