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Smoking is Widespread Among People With Mental Illnesses: CDC

by Kathy Jones on  February 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM Mental Health News
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A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that smoking is widespread among people with mental illness who were more likely to smoke compared to those without any mental illness.
 Smoking is Widespread Among People With Mental Illnesses: CDC
Smoking is Widespread Among People With Mental Illnesses: CDC

The CDC, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has come out with a Vital Signs report which found that smoking among US adults with mental illness was 70 percent higher compared to adults without any illness.

Around 36 percent of mental illness patients in the US were cigarette smokers, compared to 21 percent of the general population with mentally ill smokers likely to have picked up the habit early in their lives and were less likely to succeed in quitting the habit.

Source: Medindia

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