How Schizophrenia Can Affect Life Expectancy

Cardiovascular disease is the top culprit. Studies estimate that this is the main cause of death in 40 to 50 percent of people with schizophrenia.

Quit smoking folks.

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I smoke a pack a year. Hope I don’t relapse on the vaping either

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I won’t give up smoking.

It’s one of the few vices, or pretty much the only vice I have

Don’t even really drink alcohol often

You have to enjoy something

In the absence of anything else, not much to lose

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Thats what I was going to say before reading it. Cardiovascular disease is also the #1 killer among non mentally ill ppl. They call it the silent killer.

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I was never a smoker but got hooked on vaping. I want to quit it but its the only thing I enjoy because of my severe negative symptoms.

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The only drugs that I’ve ever had physical withdrawals from are Ativan and weed

It’s odd. Everybody is different I guess. I never had physical withdrawals from cigs at all it’s easy for me to put down

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I think diabetes is also a widespread silent killer.

But yeah, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, clogged vessels etc can go unnoticed until it’s too late, the damage is done.

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