Smoking Cessation: An Update
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 5, May 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Too many of our patients smoke, especially those with schizophrenia. Amazingly, the best estimate is that 85% of patients with schizophrenia are regular smokers (Am J Psychiatry 1986; 143:993-997). While we may not have a whole lot of time during our sessions to discuss smoking, it’s still helpful to tuck away some smoking cessation tools in your arsenal.