15: Smoking and Mental Health
There is a strong association between smoking and mental health disorders. However, people with mental illness are generally able to quit smoking if they are given evidenced-based suport.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 10/05/2013
Quitting in Mind
A guide to implementing stop smoking support in mental health settings (published in 2009).
Smoke-free Mental Health (Scotland)
Guidance developped by NHS Health Scotland that offers a step-by-step approach to support the process of engagement with all concerned, including staff and patients who are most directly affected
Faculty of Public Health position statement
Position statement on mental health and smoking produced by the Faculty of Public Health and endorsed by ASH and a number of other health organisations. Published 2008.
Challenging the smoking culture within a mental health service supportively
Smoking is an entrenched part of the culture of mental health care services. This paper discusses the smoking culture in mental health care settings and demonstrates a supportive model to engage staff to actively address their tobacco use and to influence a change in smoking-related workplace policy, practice, and culture. Paper by Paul Reilly, Leeann Murphy and Deirdre Alderton, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
Smoking and patient with mental health problems
A report by the Health Development Agency (from 2005 called the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) outlining the issues and challenges around patients with mental health problems who smoke.