My doctor told me I'm too stressed out to quit smoking, remarked a woman hospitalized with severe depression. Well, 43 years later, I'm still stressed and I'm still smoking. This woman's dilemma is all too familiar to health care providers and patients seeking the ideal time to treat tobacco dependence in the face of chronic mental illness.
The history of tobacco use in the mental health field is long and troubling. It is time to make effective cessation treatments readily available to all smokers... Read the article: