National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Comorbidity of mental disorders and substance use: a brief guide for the primary care clinician

4.1 Comorbidity with tobacco

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While tobacco smoking rates have dropped significantly in the general community, the rate amongst people with mental illness is still very high.

This has been highlighted by a number of studies: The incidence of smoking amongst those with a mental disorder appears to be culturally related and varies between countries(70).

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