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“Smoking Not ‘Lesser Evil’ in Mental Health Treatment Settings”

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This November 24, 2014 NBC article talks about the problems with the belief by many in the mental health and addiction communities where they think that smoking is better than doing drugs or somehow helps people cope.  the article offers some information about the number of hospitalizations and difficulty managing symptoms of mental illness among those who smoke.

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“State wants landlords to ban smoking”

The No Smoking sign, designed by one of the me...

The No Smoking sign, designed by one of the members of AIGA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This March 13, 2014 article from The Inquirer found on the Philly.com website talks about a trend in Pennsylvania where landlords are opting to not allow smoking in multi-unit  buildings.  This is something that is being encouraged by the state, but at this point is a suggestion and not a mandate, meaning it is optional for landlords to do it or not do it, the choice is theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Walking Cure: Strolls Can Help Teen Smokers to Quit”

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This April 9, 2012 article on the TIME Health & Family website talks about a recent study that indicates an increase in physical activity may be helpful for teens to quit smoking.

 

“New CDC Vital Signs: Smoking among those with Mental Illness”

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This March 7, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the higher percentage of smokers among those in the mental health community, and suggestions from the CDC about how to approach this issues in the mental health community.

I also found a CDC video on YouTube that compliments the above link if you prefer to watch/listen to it as opposed to reading the article.

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“The Great American Smokeout”

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Today is the 37th annual Great American Smokeout.

 

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