AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS HELP MENTALLY ILL TO QUIT SMOKING

BY MONICA DOBIE

Australian researchers are investigating the best ways to help people with
mental illness quit smoking. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients are
more than three times more likely to smoke than other Australians.
Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health
have received funding from the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
(ARHRF) to test a new programme to help mental health inpatients give up
cigarettes. Results could be very useful for reducing smoking ...


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