Journal article

Tobacco smoking in young people seeking treatment for mental ill-health: what are their attitudes, knowledge and behaviours towards quitting?

E Brown, B O'Donoghue, SL White, A Chanen, G Bedi, S Adams, C Schely, TU Do, A Sterjovska, K Moeller-Saxone, F Kay-Lambkin, M Simmons, E Cementon, E Killackey

IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide. Adults with mental ill-health smoke tobacco at substantially higher rates than other adults, with public health approaches effective in the population overall having less impact on those with mental ill-health. However, less is known about the tobacco smoking behaviours, attitudes and knowledge of young people with mental ill-health, despite this being the peak period of onset for both mental illness and cigarette smoking. METHODS: Young people attending a youth mental health centre (providing both primary and specialist care) in Melbourne, Australia were approached by youth peer researchers and aske..

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