Economic Impact of Smoking for Persons with Mental Disorders

Researchers

  1. Hai-Yen Sung, PhD
Research Fields: 
Policy and Politics
Special Populations

The objective of this study is to examine smoking behavior and estimate the economic burden of smoking among California adults with mental disorders.  The proposal seeks to determine: (1) smoking prevalence rates and cigarette consumption per smoker among mentally ill adults, (2) healthcare costs of smoking among mentally ill adults, and (3) value of lost productivity from smoking-related diseases among mentally ill adults.