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y-QUIT: a resource to support people experiencing psychosis who want to stop smoking.

This is the latest addition to the RIGHT FROM THE START set of resources aiming to equip service users and families with better information and confidence to seek help about physical health from the earliest opportunity.   Why do this? Some people who experience psychosis may face a future affected not only by psychological difficulties but also by poor physical health. Smoking is a common concern – 60% of people experiencing psychosis for the first time are smokers, and 4-5 times more likely to smoke than their peers not experiencing psychosis. Supporting people with early psychosis to improve their health and fitness can help avoid future poor health. Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to do this:   Helps people become fitter and avoid future physical...