This article studied the connections between mental health, weight, and smoking in previous literature. The results found that individuals with a mental illness were more than twice as likely to smoke cigarettes and more than 50% more likely to be overweight/obese. Studies suggest that both general preventive approaches and specialized approaches may be necessary to address these issues. One hindrance to these preventive efforts is that mental health clinicians commonly lack the training or expertise to provide prevention services, calling for more applicable resources for this particular area of health care.

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