Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
Hitsman, Brian, Moss, Taryn G., Montoya, Ivan D., George, Tony P., Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
People with mental health and addictive (MHA) disorders smoke at high rates and require tobacco treatment as a part of their comprehensive psychiatric care. Psychiatric care providers often do not address tobacco use among people with mental illness, possibly owing to the belief that their patients will not be able to quit successfully or that even short-term abstinence will adversely influence psychiatric status. Progress in the development of treatments has been slow in part because smokers with current MHA disorders have been excluded from most smoking cessation trials. There are several smoking cessation treatment options, including psychological and pharmacological interventions, …
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Publication information: Article title: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. Contributors: Hitsman, Brian - Author, Moss, Taryn G. - Author, Montoya, Ivan D. - Author, George, Tony P. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 54. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 2009. Page number: 368+. © Canadian Psychiatric Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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