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
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..View full abstract
This research received partial funding from Quit Victoria, an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.