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Smoking and mental illness – a guide for health professionals

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Publication date: 
June 2012
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
Health professionals
Description: 

As a health professional, you can help someone with a mental illness quit smoking by:

  • pointing out the positive health, financial and social benefits of quitting
  • giving quietly persistent suggestions about quitting
  • offering patient and positive support with suggestions and advice, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) where appropriate, and other supports