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Smoking Cessation and Electronic Cigarettes in Community Mental Health Centers: Patient and Provider Perspectives
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Li-Shiun Chen, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Timothy Baker, University of Wisconsin
  • Ross C. Brownson, Washington University
  • Robert M. Carney, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Douglas Jorenby, University of Wisconsin
  • Sarah Hartz, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Nina Smock, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Mark Johnson, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Douglas M. Ziedonis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Laura J. Bierut, BJC Behavioral Health
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Date
11-30-2016
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Little is known about patients' electronic cigarette use, interest in and use of smoking cessation treatments, and providers' attitude towards such treatment. We assessed patients (N = 231) and providers (45 psychiatrists, 97 case workers) in four Community Mental Health Centers. Interestingly, 50% of smokers reported interest in using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, and 22% reported current use. While 82% of smokers reported wanting to quit or reduce smoking, 91% of psychiatrists and 84% of case workers reported that patients were not interested in quitting as the lead barrier, limiting the provision of cessation interventions. Providers' assumption of low patient interest in treatment may account for the low rate of smoking cessation treatment. In contrast, patients report interest and active use of electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. This study highlights the need for interventions targeting different phases of smoking cessation in these patients suffering disproportionately from tobacco dependence.

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Citation: Community Ment Health J. 2016 Nov 30. Link to article on publisher's site
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Keywords
  • Electronic cigarettes,
  • Implementation,
  • Mental illness,
  • Smoking cessation
PubMed ID
27900650
Citation Information
Li-Shiun Chen, Timothy Baker, Ross C. Brownson, Robert M. Carney, et al.. "Smoking Cessation and Electronic Cigarettes in Community Mental Health Centers: Patient and Provider Perspectives" (2016) ISSN: 0010-3853 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/douglas_ziedonis/157/