About 26% of Americans (56 million) have a mental illness, and about 36% of them smoke cigarettes (NIMH, CDC). In comparison, 17% of all adults smoke cigarettes (NHIS 2015).
A common fear of many smokers who want to quit is that they will lose many people in their social network―family, friends or co-workers―when they quit.
The seven years of the Obama Administration has been associated with an accelerated rate of decline in smoking rates, according to a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. But, will future Administrations keep it going?
The Ochsner Award is named in honor of Doctor Alton Ochsner, co-founder of the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. In 1939, he was first to publish evidence relating tobacco smoking as the major cause of lung cancer.