The US Surgeon General’s report that linked cigarette smoking to poor health was a major public health milestone. That’s why the cigarette is one of our 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.  

US teens who use electronic vapor products may also engage in the sorts of high risk behaviors long associated with adolescent cigarette smoking, according to a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics.  

Smokers with mental illness consume 40% of all cigarettes and smoke at rates 2-to-3 times the US average, despite being just 20% of the population. Myths abound about mental illness and smoking: that it alleviates psychiatric symptoms or that the mentally ill can’t quit…