My oldest kid has been participating in a longitudinal study about tobacco for several years now. A staff person comes to our house (or does it over the phone during the pandemic) and asks me a few questions and then asks my child many more questions and then they take a urine test.
Most of the questions relate to attitudes or experiences regarding different types of tobacco. They ask no mental health questions EXCEPT “has a dr diagnosed you with psychosis or schizophrenia?”. (Our staff person was shocked when the answer was yes the first time. She’s supposed to remain neutral and always had, but she broke a little and even read the question a second time in case we hadn’t heard correctly.)
But, I recall learning in high school that people with schizophrenia were significantly more likely than the general population to smoke.
I was just wondering if you had heard this or if you smoke?