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Smoking Cessation and Adults With Serious Mental Illness: The Need for More Research at Every Step

Tuesday, January 19, 2016  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Andrea H. Weinberger, PhD
Smoking Cessation and Adults With Serious Mental Illness: The Need for More Research at Every Step of the Quit Process – Editorial Piece.
Nicotine Tob Res (2015)doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv288First published online: December 30, 2015

Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) face disproportionate consequences of smoking and there have been calls to classify adults with SMI as a tobacco use disparity group. Adults with SMI demonstrate high prevalence of smoking and while the prevalence of smoking has declined over the past decade for adults without SMI, little change has been seen for adults with SMI. Further, persons with SMI are less likely to successfully quit smoking. We still need a better understanding of how to reduce smoking prevalence and improve cessation success among those with SMI.

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