No reason not to quit

Any person, when quitting smoking, can become tense and irritable regardless of whether they have a mental illness

A decade ago, it was commonly thought that smoking was an inevitable part of serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.1


Now, it’s time for a change.

Is smoking inevitable in this group?

No. Smoking is not inevitable. In published studies, the prevalence of smoking in people with schizophrenia ranges from 88% in US studies to 14% in Colombia.2-4

Such a broad range of prevalence in different nations indicates that smoking cannot be considered as part of the illness.