Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England
BMC Medicine have conducted a population survey in England looking into the relationship between mental health and smoking cessation. The aim of this survey was to assess whether there are differences by mental health status in:
- Triggers for quit attempts
- Use of evidence-based support
- Quit success.
The survey concluded that smokers with mental health issues were more likely to have attempted to quit because of health problems and were more likely to have used gold standard support (medication and behavioural support) than other smokers. E-cigarettes were strongly associated with increased success and were used similarly by those with and without mental health problems, indicating that improved uptake of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation among smokers with mental health problems could help address inequalities. For the full survey click on the button below