Did you know diseases from smoking cause about 480,000 fatalities per year in the United States alone? Almost half of these deaths occur in people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. People with mental illness smoke nearly half of all cigarettes produced.
Nationally, about 1 in 5 adults have some form of a behavioral health disorder, and about a third smoke cigarettes. In Oklahoma, nearly 46% of adults with a behavioral health disorder smoke cigarettes.