The impact of cigarette smoking on life expectancy in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar affective disorder: An electronic case register cohort study


Thanks for sharing!

For those that don’t click:

“In female participants, life expectancy at birth was 67.6 years in current smokers (95% CI: 66.4-68.8) and 74.9 years in non-smokers (95% CI: 72.8-77.0), a difference of 7.3 years. In male participants, life expectancy at birth was 63.5 years in current smokers (95% CI: 62.5-64.5) and 68.5 years in non-smokers (95% CI, 64.4-72.6), a difference of 5.0 years.”

So you lose 7.3 years as a woman and 5 years on average as a man if you continue to smoke…


Darn that’s not bad.

COPD makes it hard to breathe so the last few years are not that pleasant to live with either.

Don’t forget obesity from a poor diet and meds is a killer too.

I would be interested to see the impact of obesity on life expectancy in sz study too.

“The life expectancy of people with schizophrenia is reduced by 20%, with 60% of the excess mortality due to physical illness. Schizophrenia itself may be a risk factor for metabolic syndrome and there is also increasing concern that antipsychotic drugs, particularly second-generation antipsychotics, have metabolic consequences that contribute to the risk.”

Metabolic complications of schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications–an updated review - PubMed (

Oh ok makes sense.