QUITLINK: ACCESSIBLE SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH SEVERE AND ENDURING MENTAL ILLNESS
Grant number: 1139125 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in people with severe mental illness (SMI). Although smokers with SMI want to quit, tailored interventions are rarely delivered in practice. Quitlines are well placed but underutilised by this group. “Quitlink” will utilise peer workers within mental health services to engage smokers with SMI in a tailored Quitline intervention. We will also qualitatively examine facilitators and barriers to cessation in order to improve future interventions.
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Introduction: People living with schizophrenia smoke at much higher rates than the general population, and find it more difficult ..