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J Clin Psychiatry. 1995 Aug;56(8):344-6.

Effects of clozapine on smoking in chronic schizophrenic outpatients.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, CT, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The effects of clozapine administration on smoking were examined in chronic schizophrenic outpatients.

METHOD:

Twenty-nine of 30 schizophrenic outpatients enrolled in a university-affiliated Community Mental Health Center clozapine clinic were retrospectively surveyed by semistructured questionnaire regarding smoking before and after clozapine administration.

RESULTS:

Smokers comprised 62% (N = 18) of patients, and within this group, there was a significant decrease in reported daily cigarette use during clozapine treatment compared with level of use when patients had been treated with typical neuroleptics (1.67 +/- 1.13 vs. 1.26 +/- 0.72 packs/day, p = .025).

CONCLUSION:

Clozapine may alter smoking behaviors in chronic schizophrenics.

PMID:
7635849
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