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Healthier Me: Smoking Rates Higher Among the Mentally Ill

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In Tuesday's Healthier Me, researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say smoking rates are significantly higher among adults with a mental illness. 

 

The new report finds that adults with some form of mental illness have smoking rates seventy percent higher than those without an illness; they smoke more cigarettes each month and are also less likely to quit. 

Experts say one in five Americans has a mental illness -- defined as a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder -- and the researchers say more effort needs to be made to combat smoking among this population and promote anti-smoking options.

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