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CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for February 5, 2013: Current Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults with Mental Illness

February
2013

Overall declines in smoking continue, however, smoking for certain subpopulations of the U.S. remain high, particularly for persons with mental illness. This trend exists while cigarette smoking leads the pack as a cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the U.S. The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for February 5, 2013 examines national and state estimates of cigarette smoking for adults (≥18yo) with mental illness. To review key findings, conclusions, implications for public health practices, and more, the report can be viewed at the link below.