University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interagency Committee in Washington, D.C. Addresses Smoking and Behavioral Health

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams and UW-CTRI Director Dr. Michael Fiore

United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams (above left) and UW-CTRI Director Dr. Michael Fiore discuss how to help people with behavioral health challenges to quit smoking. At the meeting June 14 in Washington, D.C., scholars discussed research, treatments, and public health campaigns designed to help address the fact that people with behavioral health challenges smoke at much higher rates than the general adult population. Peer Counselor Deidre Stenard gave her perspective as someone who overcame behavioral health challenges to quit smoking.