Smoking cessation for people with mental illness

Webinar summary

12 February 2019

The high co-occurrence of smoking and mental illness is a major public health concern. Smoking attributes to the reduction in life expectancy associated with mental illness.

This webinar will assist you in recognising health-related risks associated with smoking and the benefits of quitting alongside tobacco treatment options and considerations for patients who are highly nicotine dependent living with mental illness.

We will discuss common myths and attitudes that act as barriers to people with mental illness who are being offered support and treatment for nicotine dependence, and will explore the relationship between smoking and depression as well as anxiety.


Dr Lyndon Bauer


Dr Tim Senior