Adults with mental illness are in a category all of their own – smoking is 70% higher for adults with mental illness. This is according a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which states that nearly 1 in every 5 adults in the United States (about 45.7 million Americans) have some type of mental illness.
The report also confirms that adult smokers with mental illness smoke more cigarettes per day than those without a mental illness, about 11 cigarettes a day. These statistics are even more alarming among minority and low-income people who experience mental health problems. Read More