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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Caught Up in the Action: Mississippi�s �5 in 5� Plan


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Rebekah Young, ABD, MPH, CHES, Interim Executive Director
Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD

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One out of every three individuals with mental illness or substance abuse disorders smokes. This presentation identifies the main reasons for tobacco use and barriers to quitting reported by individuals who receive services through Mississippi�s 15 regional community mental health or substance abuse centers. Also, the session will highlight the �5 in 5� state-wide action plan developed to promote wellness and smoking cessation among these individuals.

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