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Tobacco prevalence and mental illness

Monday, April 29, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Did you know that 36 percent of adults with a mental illness are cigarette smokers, compared with only 21 percent of adults who do not have a mental illness? Most behavioral health treatment programs, including both mental health and addictions, still do not offer routine access to tobacco treatment in their range of services. What contribution can tobacco control advocates make to the health of this population? HERE is an informative article from two authors who think too little has been done to make this a national health priority.

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