The Minnesota Department of Health has a new factsheet and resources available.
Despite overall declines in adult cigarette use, some populations still smoke at higher rates, including people with behavioral health issues such as mental illness and substance use disorders. For people in substance abuse treatment, quitting can increase long-term abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.
Communities can take steps to reduce tobacco use among people with behavioral health issues.
- Change norms around tobacco treatment for people with behavioral health issues.
- Integrate tobacco screening and treatment referral.
- Implement comprehensive tobacco-free grounds policies.
Learn more about Behavioral Health and Tobacco Use in Minnesota.