Smoking and mental health – Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Psychiatrists – 29 March 2013

Posted on April 3, 2013. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , |

Smoking and mental health – Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Psychiatrists – 29 March 2013

“A major new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) says that smoking in people with mental disorders is neglected by the NHS. Smoking and mental health says that much of the substantially lower life expectancy of people with mental disorders relates to smoking, which is often overlooked during the management and treatment of their mental health condition.

One in three of the UK’s 10 million current smokers has a mental disorder. Although 20% of the general population smokes, the figure among people with mental health disorders is 40%, and is even higher in those with more severe mental disorders. Those with mental disorders also smoke more cigarettes, are more addicted to nicotine, and find it harder to quit, than those without.”

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