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Institute for Disability Studies

Tobacco Control Strategies

Tobacco Control Strategies

Tobacco use is more common among people with disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorder. Smoking prevalence rates are 32.0% higher for people with mental illness and 63.5% higher for people with substance use disorder (SUD). Consequently, the rate of tobacco-related disease and death is higher for people with mental illness and SUD.

In the U.S., adults with mental illness or SUD use 40% of all the cigarettes smoked.

85% of patients in treatment for opioid addiction are smokers.

Smokers quitting during addiction treatment have a 25% increased likelihood of long-term abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.

Free Tobacco Cessation Materials

Informational Brochures

Chit Chat Thursday with Taylor YouTube Interviews

Video Public Service Announcements

Tobacco Cessation Resource Agencies in Mississippi

Tobacco Control Strategies for Mississippians with Disabilities is a project funded by the Office of Tobacco Control at the Mississippi State Department of Health. 


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