Adults with mental illness twice as likely to use tobacco

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Adults with mental illness are twice as likely to use tobacco as adults without mental illness, according to a new American report. The report found 37.8 percent of adults with mental illness smoke, compared to 17.3 percent of adults without mental illness. Nearly one-half of adults in the study who experience mental illness reported smoking in the last 30 days. Smoking rates are highest among those with serious mental illness, multiple disorders and substance use disorders.