By Shawn Radcliff
October 17, 2017
The overall rate of cigarette smoking among adults has been falling steadily
since the 1960s, but people with mental illnesses have been left behind.
About 20 percent of American adults have a mental illness, but they smoke
more than 30 percent of the cigarettes smoked by adults in the United
States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).