Schizophrenia & Smoking - News and Research
Research has revealed that between 60% and 90% of people who have schizophrenia are heavy cigarette smokers, and that smoking is likely the number one cause of premature death for people who have schizophrenia. has completed a special report on cigarette smoking, schizophrenia and nicotine. Below is a list of readings on this topic that we've come across while working on the report.

Overview - Schizophrenia, and Smoking or Nicotine Use

Quiting Smoking for People with Schizophrenia (or other brain disorders)

General Smoking Cessation Web sites:

  • - The Web's original quit smoking site, operated in association with Boston University School of Public Health.
  • - a good government-sponsored site on how to stop smoking
  • - A very good site focused on stopping smoking, by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Multiple language options (Spanish, French, Italian, etc.).

Scientific Research on Quiting Smoking for people who have Schizophrenia

Relevant General Articles on Medicinal Nicotine

Schizophrenia and Nicotine Research News

Schizophrenia and Nicotine Research Papers

Articles on the Controversy of "Harm Reduction" vs. Quitting Smoking

Scientific Research on nicotine harm reduction:

Snus-related Research (a sample of relevant news and research information)

SNUS Research Studies and Articles:


Research Studies on Schizophrenia and smoking, or nicotine use:


General Articles on Antioxidants and tobacco or nicotine use

Scientific Research on Antioxidants and tobacco or nicotine use

World Health Organization - WHO Tobacco Atlas - a great source of global information on the tobacco industry




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