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Psychiatric Patients Given Smoking-Cessation Treatment Less Likely to Be Rehospitalized

(8/19/2013)

Psychiatric Patients Given Smoking-Cessation Treatment Less Likely to Be Rehospitalized
ScienceDaily
August 15, 2013

Patients who participated in a smoking-cessation program during hospitalization for mental illness were able to quit smoking and were less likely to be hospitalized again for their psychiatric conditions, according to a new study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist.  The findings counter a longstanding assumption, held by many mental-health experts, that smoking serves as a useful tool in treating some psychiatric patients.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130815172337.htm


Keywords: psychiatric, patients, smoking, cessation, treatment, decrease, rehospitalized



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