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People With Mental Illness Make Up Large Share of U.S. Smokers

(3/25/2013)

People With Mental Illness Make Up Large Share of U.S. Smokers
HealthDay News
March 20, 2013

Adults with a mental illness or a substance-abuse disorder represent about 25 percent of the U.S. population but account for nearly 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the country, according to a new study.  The researchers also said that the smoking rate among adults aged 18 and older with a mental illness or substance-abuse disorder is about 38 percent, compared with just under 20 percent for those without these conditions.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674553

 


Keywords: people, mental, illness, U.S., smokers, population



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