CDC Report: Adults With Mental Illnesses More Likely To Smoke.

The Chicago Tribune (3/12, Mann) reports, “Adults with mental illnesses are more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to quit than people without mental illnesses, said a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The report found that “thirty-six percent of the mentally ill smoke, compared with 21 percent of those without mental illnesses.” The report data were derived from responses to “the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2009-11 survey of 138,000 people 18 and older.”

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