Looking to quit smoking? Need some extra support along the way?

Come to Tobacco Freedom Support groups at PEERS! These groups are entirely FREE of charge. They provide valuable tips for quitting and staying quit, as well as patches and gum. Starting THIS FRIDAY, May 11th 2018 at 10:30am. 333 Hegenberger Rd. Suite 250. Oakland, CA 94621

DID YOU KNOW? People with mental health experiences as twice as likely to smoke as the general population.

This is just one of many alarming facts that underline the striking relationship between mental health and tobacco use. Other startling facts include:

  • People with serious mental health diagnoses die 25 years earlier than the general population.
  • Smoking rates are a significant contributor to that inflated mortality rate.
  • Including tobacco education with other mental-health resources increases the likelihood that participants will become smoke-free in the near future more than providing tobacco-cessation clinics separate from mental health resources.
  • Once provided resources, smokers with mental health experiences have quit rates comparable to the general population.

For more information about this group, please contact Heather Riemer hriemer@peersnet.org