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Original Research

Smoking Cessation in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders

Alan J. Gelenberg, MD; Jose de Leon, MD; A. Eden Evins, MD; Joseph J. Parks, MD; and Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

Published: September 17, 2007

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Dr. Gelenberg: Smoking is an important concern for psychiatrists and their patients. Data show that about 1 person in 5 in the general population smokes or uses tobacco products1 and that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.2 Patients with mental illness have a higher rate of smoking than the base population3 and smoke twice as many cigarettes as smokers without mental illness.4‘ ‹’ ‹

Volume: 68

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