Study: People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers

Posted by on Feb 07, 2013 at 8:48 am

With the price of cigarettes today they’ve got to be crazy.

People with mental illness are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than people without mental illness, two federal health agencies reported Tuesday.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that one of every three adults with mental illness smokes, compared with one in five adults without mental illness.

Adults with mental illness smoke about a third of all the cigarettes in the United States, and they smoke more cigarettes per month and are significantly less likely to quit than people without mental illness, the report said. There are nearly 46 million adults with mental illness in the United States, about a fifth of the population.

Forty-six million people with mental illness? Well, this explains why Demcrats get elected.


One Response to “Study: People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers”

  1. Deep on 7/07/13 at 10:31 am

    Oh yeah, more brainwashing, propaganda and pseudoscience from big brother designed to make all smokers the new evil subclass lol

    I hear that even looking at a pack of cigarettes makes your brain EXPLODE!! OH M G! lol

    People need to really wake up to this programming and brainwashing. Remember our own attny general told us we were BRAINWASHED about smoking and needed to be brain washed about guns.