Mental Health Issues vs Smoking

August 6, 2014

Interesting research out of England recently:

Oxford researchers say their figures on life expectancy should galvanize governments and health and social services to put a much higher priority on how mental health services can prevent early deaths.
The average reduction in life expectancy in people with bipolar disorder is between nine and 20 years, while it is 10 to 20 years for schizophrenia, between nine and 24 years for drug and alcohol abuse, and around seven to 11 years for recurrent depression.
The loss of years among heavy smokers is eight to 10 years.

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