Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon Generalis the 34th tobacco-related Surgeon General’s report published since 1964. In 1990, the Surgeon General issued the report, The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation. The 2020 report summarizes the latest evidence on the health benefits of cessation. The scientific evidence in this report supports the following key findings related to disparities by behavioral health condition:
- Current smoking among adults reporting anxiety, depression, or substance abuse disorders ranged from 39.6% to 56.3% (NSDUH 2005- 2013).
- The prevalence of current smoking among persons who abused or were dependent on illicit drugs other than marijuana was 63.3%, and among those who abused or were dependent on marijuana, it was 51.3% (2014 NSDUH).
- Age-adjusted prevalence of current smoking was 53.0% among those with a lifetime history of bipolar disorder, 31.5% among those with a lifetime history of bipolar disorder, 30.6% among those with a lifetime history of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and 28.3% among those with a lifetime history of phobias or fears (2012 NHIS).