Exploring smoking, mental health and smoking-related disease in a nationally representative sample of older adults in Ireland – A retrospective secondary analysis

Authors: Burns, A., .Strawbridge, J.D., Clancy,L. & Doyle, F. 

Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume 98, July 2017, Pages 78-86

Highlights

•Secondary analysis of a nationally representative sample of older adults in Ireland.

•Examined associations between mental health difficulties (MHD) and smoking and between MHD and smoking-related disease.

•MHD was associated with both smoking and smoking-related disease.

•Smoking did not mediate or consistently moderate associations between MHD and smoking-related disease.

Need for attention to the physical health of those with MHD including intensive smoking cessation support.

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