Read Promising Policies And Practices To Address Tobacco Use By Persons With Mental And Substance Use Disorders for state examples of what has been done to address these disparities, including insight into Oklahoma-based strategies to integrate screening for tobacco use with behavioral health treatment and increase access to non-nicotine tobacco cessation medications.
The Center for Disease Control’s Office on Smoking and Health has published information to address tobacco use for those with behavioral health conditions.
People with mental and substance use disorders die from smoking-related illnesses more than from their behavioral health conditions. Fortunately, many want to quit smoking and are able to successfully do so.
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