mental illness & smoking

People with mental illness and addictions have been identified as a priority group under the Provincial Tobacco Reduction Strategy, since the financial, social and health impacts of tobacco use are higher for this group.

In partnership with the provincial Mental Health and Addictions Division, along with support from mental health providers and community groups from across the province, the Smokers’ Helpline has compiled this information which summarizes research and best practices in the area of smoking and mental illness and addictions. The headings below will link to more information on mental illness, addictions and smoking.

The Connection Between Mental Illness, Addictions & Smoking

Tobacco Addiction, Mental Illness & Other Addictions

Symptoms of Mental Illness, Medication & Smoking

Myths & Facts

For Healthcare Providers

Important Considerations

Effective Smoking Cessation Supports – Recommended Strategies

 * If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information, please call 1-800-363-5864.*

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