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TOBACCO USE AND SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS: A DEADLY COMBINATION

New York, NY – Tobacco accounts for 443,000 deaths in the United States annually, and 45 percent of those deaths are among individuals with serious mental illness. Those with serious mental illness not only have significantly higher tobacco use prevalence rates than the general population, but also consume more cigarettes per day and have lower quit rates on average. In observance of National Mental Health Month, May is an opportune time to recognize the disproportionate impact of tobacco use... Click Here to Read the Full Press Release

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