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High Rate of Smokers among Patients with Mental Disorders

Cigarette smoking and other forms of nicotine addiction seem to be more common in patients with mental disorders than in other people. For example, in the US less than 18% of the adult population smoke but up to three quarters of those with schizophrenia are reported to smoke. Moreover, smoking can trigger certain mental disorders, such as dysthymia or major depression, in those who are predisposed to them. Mental health conditions that are strongly associated […]