Article: Smoking Cessation Programs For People With Mental Illness Are Hard To Find, Featuring Fellowship Place’s Katelyn Trauger 

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Betty Williams says giving up crack cocaine was easier than her ongoing struggle to quit cigarettes. “A cigarette is a friend” said Williams, who lives with schizophrenia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People with mental illness account for 44% of the cigarette purchases in the United States, and they are less likely to quit.

Pictured: Fellowship Place’s Katelyn Trauger
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