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Letters Premature death in mental illness

Smoking cessation is a priority in psychiatric patients

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3721
  1. M Ahmed Rashid, academic clinical fellow1
  1. 1University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
  1. ahmed.rashid{at}

As Thornicroft suggests, investment in smoking cessation interventions may help reduce the premature mortality associated with mental illness.1 The report entitled “Smoking and …

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