Letters Smoking cessation in chronic mental illness

From efficacy to effectiveness in smoking cessation in severe mental illness

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5681 (Published 27 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5681
  1. Suzy Ker, consultant psychiatrist1,
  2. Joe Reilly, clinical director for research and development and professor of mental health2
  1. 1Harrogate and Wetherby Community Mental Health Team, Valley Gardens Resource Centre, Harrogate HG1 2PW, UK
  2. 2Centre for Integrated Health Care Research, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus, Stockton on Tees, UK
  1. s.ker{at}nhs.net

Although the prevalence of smoking in the general population continues to fall, the proportion of people with severe mental illness who smoke remains high, even though they are just as likely to want to quit. We agree with Tidey and Miller that it is important to …

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