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Capital Health’s Addiction and Mental Health Program is taking major steps to improve care for individuals living with concurrent disorders.
Concurrent disorder describes a condition in which a person has both a mental illness and is experiencing harmful involvement with alcohol, other drugs and/or gambling.
The numbers are startling:
- Every 11 minutes, a Canadian dies of a tobacco-related illness
- Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable disease and disability in Canada
- Tobacco-related illness costs the health care system $171 million every year
- 85 per cent of lung cancers are caused by smoking
- 30 per cent of all types of cancer are caused by smoking
- Approximately 200 Nova Scotians die every year as a result of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke
Fifteen years ago, 24 per cent of youth ages 15-19, and six per cent of youth ages 10-14, used tobacco products.
A new stop smoking program - designed specifically for individuals living with mental illness - offers support and hope.