Intervention for tobacco dependence among people with a mental illness

Amanda Baker, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Sandra Bucci, Melanie Haile, Robyn Richmond & Vaughan Carr
The prevalence of smoking among people with a psychiatric illness, especially schizophrenia, is much higher than in the general population (Goff et al., 1992). Smoking is associated with adverse mental and physical consequences among people with psychotic disorders. In terms of adverse physical consequences, smoking related diseases are the greatest contributor to early mortality among people with a psychotic illness (Lawrence, Holma & Jablensky, 2001). Despite the high prevalence of smoking, smoking cessation programs have...
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