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Professor Richard Ashcroft comments on smoking and mental illness

12 February 2014

Professor Richard Ashcroft is quoted in an article in The Lancet on the ‘firmly entrenched culture of smoking’ that prevails at in-patient secondary care facilities for those with mental health problems. He says: “There's a sense in some places that the major health need of the mental health patient is their mental disorder, and that smoking is not worth making a fuss over. Cigarette breaks can also form a kind of currency between healthcare workers and patients.”

 

 

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