Smokers with mental health conditions will often have a complicated relationship with their smoking. Nicotine and other components of tobacco can affect the course of some psychiatric disorders, modify symptoms, and impact upon side-effects of some medications. As a result, Quit recommends people with a mental health condition observe Safe Smoking Cessation in partnership with their prescribing doctor.
Contact the Special Settings Project Officer for further details.
For general information about mental illness contact the SANE Australia Helpline service on 1800 18 SANE (7263), Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST.