Smoking-Cessation Programs Beneficial For Psychiatric Inpatients.

HealthDay (8/16, Preidt) reports that according to the results of a 224-patient study published online Aug. 15 in the American Journal of Public Health, “psychiatric patients who took part in a smoking-cessation program while they were in the hospital for treatment of mental illness were more likely to quit smoking and less likely to be hospitalized again for mental illness.” A year and a half “after leaving the hospital, 20 percent of those in the treatment group had quit smoking, compared with 7.7 percent” of controls, and 44 “percent of patients in the treatment group and 56 percent of” controls had been readmitted.

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— “Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 15, 2013.

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