Smoking habits in Japanese patients with schizophrenia.

  title={Smoking habits in Japanese patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Takeyuki Mori and Tsukasa Sasaki and Akira Iwanami and Tsuyoshi Araki and Kaoru Mizuno and Tadafumi Kato and Nobumasa Kato},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={120 2},
Studies from North America and Western Europe have observed a marked increase of smoking in schizophrenia. This preliminary study investigated smoking habits in Japanese patients with schizophrenia (n=137). The prevalence of smokers (34%) was not higher than in the general Japanese population (37%). Variables associated with smoking were also different from those reported in the Western literature. Different cultural backgrounds may underlie the differing results in Western and Japanese… CONTINUE READING