Wayne Tormala & Stephen Michael discuss Tobacco and Mental Health

BTCD Chief Wayne Tormala and the Director of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline Stephen Michael, visited the KXXT 1010am studios to discuss tobacco and mental health. Approximately 100,000 tobacco users have a mental illness. This represents nearly 2/3 of all people in AZ diagnosed with mental illness. Tobacco use among mental health professionals is even disproportionately high with nearly 1/3 of them smoking. The adult smoking prevalence rate in AZ is approx. 16%.

Listen to the entire interview, hosted by the SW Prostate Institute Director Fred Taylor here.

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