Addressing tobacco among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction

  • Williams J
  • Ziedonis D
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Tobacco dependence among individuals with a mental illness or an addiction is a tremendous problem that goes largely ignored. Studies of genetics, neuroimaging, and nicotinic receptors support a neurobiological link between tobacco use and alcohol dependence, drug dependence, schizophrenia, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety disorders. This paper summarizes the recent literature on this topic and discusses how treatment for tobacco can no longer be ignored in mental-health and addiction-treatment settings. More research is needed as well as a national organized effort to address tobacco in this large segment of smokers. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Addiction
  • Mental illness
  • Nicotine
  • Tobacco

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  • Jill M. Williams

  • Douglas Ziedonis

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