Smoking and mental disorder – opportunities for action

Tom Ayers, Dr Jonathan Campion, Hazel Cheeseman, Dr Peter Byrne, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy

75 minutes


June 2022

Congress webinar


Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable death. People with mental disorder have 7-25-year reduced life expectancy compared to those without mental disorder which is in part due to their higher levels of smoking. Effective interventions exist to support smoking cessation and reduction in people with mental disorder. The RCPsych’s Public Mental Health Implementation Centre has collaborated with ASH to estimate the implementation gap in provision of such interventions and ways to address this in order to improve healthy life expectancy in people with mental disorder.

Chair: Tom Ayers, Director of National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Impact of smoking on people with mental disorder and actions to address the implementation gap - Dr Jonathan Campion, Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Clinical and Strategic Clinical Director, RCPsych Public Mental Health Implementation Centre, Chair of the Public Mental Health Working Group, World Psychiatric Association

What it will take to end smoking for people with a mental health condition? -Hazel Cheeseman, Deputy Chief Executive at Action on Smoking and Health

Overcoming obstacles to smoking cessation in mental health settings: from local to national actions - Dr Peter Bryne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Joint Strategic and Clinical Director of Public Mental Health Implementation Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University, London

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Joint Lead for the Office of Health Improvement and Disparity (OHID), Department of Health and Social Care


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