Study finds methods to quit smoking effective regardless of mental health history

June 05, 2024 by

Study finds methods to quit smoking effective regardless of mental health history

Researchers from University College London and King's College London studied how mental health impacts smoking cessation aids effectiveness. Despite a higher smoking rate among individuals with mental health conditions, surveying over 5,000 participants showed that aids like vaping, varenicline, and heated tobacco products were equally effective for all. Mental health did not affect the success of cessation aids. The study concludes that individuals with mental health conditions can confidently choose any cessation aid. The findings are significant for smokers and healthcare providers in selecting appropriate methods for quitting smoking. The research was recently published in PLOS Mental Health.

12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.



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