People with mental health and substance use conditions have been exploited by the tobacco industry and smoke at much higher rates than the general population. When it comes to quitting smoking, some common myths about mental health and quitting tobacco could be standing in the way.
To bust these myths, we turned to the experts who run BecomeAnEX, a digital quit-smoking program by Truth Initiative®.
If you are planning to quit smoking, it is always a good idea to speak with a health care provider, especially if you have a serious mental health condition or are considering medication to help you quit.
For more information about quitting smoking with a mental health condition, visit BecomeAnEX. You can also learn more about how the tobacco industry has exploited people with mental health issues by reading about why tobacco is a social justice issue.
Originally published on Truth Initiative‘s website.