smoking cessation

Identifying content-based engagement patterns in a smoking cessation website and associations with user characteristics and cessation outcomes: a sequence and cluster analysis

Olga Perski, PhD, Noreen L Watson, PhD, Kristin E Mull, MS, Jonathan B Bricker, PhD, Identifying Content-Based Engagement Patterns in a Smoking Cessation Website and Associations With User Characteristics and Cessation Outcomes: A Sequence and Cluster Analysis, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 23, Issue 7, July 2021, Pages 1103–1112,
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Tobacco smoking is the greatest cause of sickness and early death worldwide, with 8 million people dying each year from a smoking-related condition. The use of pharmaceutical or behavioural assistance improves smokers' chances of quitting; nonetheless, the majority of smoking cessation efforts are unassisted.

Chronic care treatment for smoking cessation in patients with serious mental illness: a pilot randomized trial

Busch, A.M., Nederhoff, D.M., Dunsiger, S.I. et al. Chronic care treatment for smoking cessation in patients with serious mental illness: a pilot randomized trial. BMC Psychiatry 21, 104 (2021).
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Rates of smoking among those with serious mental illness (SMI) are two to three times higher than for the general population. Smoking is rarely addressed in mental health settings. Innovative outreach and treatment strategies are needed to address these disparities.

WHO Quitting Toolkit

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With professional support and quitting services, tobacco users double their chances of quitting successfully. This WHO toolkit is aimed at tobacco users and is designed to provide information, reasons to quit and resources in an easily accessible format.

Smoking Cessation for Improving Mental Health- Cochrane Review

Taylor, G. M., McNeill, A., Farley, A., Lindson, N., Aveyard, P., & Group, C. T. A. (2020). Smoking cessation for improving mental health. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(1).

People with mental health issues are more likely to smoke compared to the general population. They are also more likely to experience severe withdrawals and are less responsive to treatment. Indeed, some people believe that quitting smoking can worsen individuals mental health difficulties.

Mental Health and Smoking Cessation

Brose, L.S., Brown, J. & McNeill, A. Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England. BMC Med 18, 161 (2020).

Smoking rates among people with a mental health condition are significantly higher than in the general population. 

Research has also found that individuals with mental health issues who smoke are more likely to smoke heavily and extract more nicotine from each cigarette compared to people who smoke who do not have a mental health condition.

Supporting People who Smoke or Vape During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Scientific research is steeply generating a plethora of information on COVID-19. Collecting and analyzing data from cases enhances the identification of risk factors for infection and complications. Because it affects the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a severe threat to people who smoke or vape drugs like cannabis and tobacco.