What is the rate of incidence of nicotine addiction and recovery?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Tobacco is widely used among those who are 12 and older. It is implicated in more fatalities than any other preventable cause of death. Approximately 70 million people in the United States use some form of tobacco regularly. Although tobacco use has been on the decline in the general population, people with mental illness are two or three times as likely to use tobacco. Approximately 90 percent of people with schizophrenia use tobacco.

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