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Facts About Tobacco Use

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Smokers with mental and behavioral health care issues are as motivated to quit as smokers without these issues.

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Smokers with mental and behavioral health care issues are able to quit, especially when offered effective treatment. 

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Tobacco cessation is associated with reduced depression, anxiety, stress, and quality of life. 

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Half of all people in substance abuse recovery die from their tobacco use - not from their abuse of other substances.

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Banning tobacco use in residential settings will not lead to increases in aggression or treatment noncompliance.