Visions - Tobacco

PDF | Vol. 3, No. 4 (2007)

While smoking is known to cause death and disease, what may be lesser known is the degree to which it affects the lives of people with mental illness and addictions, who are overrepresented in the smoking population. This issue of Visions on Tobacco explores the many facets of this legal substance and the people who use it—myths and facts, social and economic pressures, impacts of smoking policies, research and experiences into why so many mental health and addictions service users smoke, and unique programs and approaches that can help smokers to quit or cut down.