In a survey of over 1800 participants, the prevalence of current tobacco smoking was 66.6% (72% of men and 59% of women), and lifetime prevalence was 81%. Individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were most likely to be smoking tobacco (70%) and were more nicotine dependent. This high prevalence is associated with adverse mental health symptoms as well as high rates of other substance use, poor subjective physical health, and higher risk of the health consequences of smoking.

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