Thanks to the TMA Department of Public Health for collecting these interesting stats:
- Rates of smoking are two to four times higher among people with psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders.
- Nearly 41 percent of people who reported having a mental illness within the last month smoked.
- 60 percent of current smokers report a past or current history of a mental health diagnosis sometime in their lifetime.
- Quit rates among smokers with any history of mental health diagnoses are significantly lower than smokers with no history of mental illness.