Items of Interest: Toolkit

Transitioning to a Tobacco Free facility is not always easy, but it is possible. The National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control is excited to release a curation of resources for mental health and substance use organizations that are planning to move toward a tobacco-free campus policy.

Smoking is one of the leading causes of premature, preventable death among adults in the United States, and the behavioral health population smokes at a rate that is 2-3 times that of the general population. As a result, individuals with a behavioral health condition are far more likely to die of smoking-related diseases than from causes related to their mental illness or substance use disorder