The Stolen Years report

The Stolen Years



The Mental Health and Smoking Action Report
People with mental health conditions die on average 10-20 year earlier than the general population and smoking is the single largest factor accounting for this difference. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a current mental health condition with smoking rates more than double that of the general population.

The Stolen Years, a report by ASH, endorsed by 27 health and mental health organisations, sets out recommendations for how smoking rates for people with a mental health condition could be dramatically reduced. These include improved training of healthcare staff, better access to stop smoking medication and a move towards smokefree mental health settings.

Report
The Stolen Years – The Mental Health and Smoking Action report

 

Mental health, smoking and poverty in the UK
Mental health, smoking and poverty in the UK

 

ASH survey of people with mental health conditions
ASH survey of people with mental health conditions

 

ASH Factsheet: Smoking and Mental Health
15. Smoking and Mental Health

 

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