Infographic: Smoking Statistics for U.S. Adults with Mental Illness

Friday, March 8th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

People with mental illness smoke at much higher rates than the U.S. population as a whole, but are as interested in quitting as other smokers and can quit successfully with more intensive smoking cessation treatment.

Those are the conclusions of a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which found that adults who suffer from mental illness are 70 percent more likely to be cigarette smokers. About 36 percent of adults with mental illness smoke, compared to 21 percent of adults with no mental illness.

Smoking Statistics for US Adults with Mental Illness

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