Adults with mental illness have a smoking rate that is 70% higher than adults with no mental illness and die approximately 25 years earlier than the general population, due largely to their high rates of substance use—including cigarette smoking.
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Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
Two recent studies have shed additional light on caffeine use and smoking in patients with serious mental illness (SMI).
Are the graphic images and stories depicted by the CDC ads effective or counterproductive in getting people to quit smoking?
The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released 2018 joint recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
E-cigarettes have gained popularity over the last few years, but are they really as safe as people may think?
Obesity is rising at an alarming rate in the United States. Combined with hypertension, the two present an enormous risk of both morbidity and mortality. A leading researcher addresses the issues raised with this timely issue.
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have released a new evidence-based guideline detailing the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
New research confirms smoking significantly increases risk for developing bladder cancer and also reveals a gene that may protect against the disease.
Patrice Harris, MD, Chair, AMA Board of Trustees, discusses how clinicians can help patients stay on track and keep their New Year’s Resolutions.