Government and Regulations

Mental Illness and Smoking; Hypervigilance and PTSD Risk

Adults with mental illness have a 70% higher rate of smoking than do adults with no mental illness (36% vs 21%), according to a collaborative report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Smoking is particularly high among younger adults, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives.


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