Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

(Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health) While cigarette smoking has declined in the US for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a new study. Researchers found more than half of individuals with a substance use disorder (56 percent) reported cigarette use in the past month, compared with 18 percent of those without a substance use disorder.