Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses

To assist people to lead meaningful lives, mental health providers need to promote behaviors that lead to health. Individuals with mental illness must be alive to “recover” from their illnesses, and tobacco use is potentially the most modifiable risk factor for decreasing excess mortality and morbidity. Tobacco cessation is a key component of many individuals’ recovery, and is a priority issue for every health provider.

The Tobacco Cessation Toolkit for Mental Health Providers was developed by the University of Colorado Denver, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program  2009

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Item #: 051216-2