If you have epilepsy and smoke, you are increasing your chances for other serious health problems. Learn steps that can help you quit smoking.
“Epilepsy” is a broad term used for conditions that affect the brain and cause seizures. About 2.4 million adults in the United States have epilepsy.
A recent CDC study showed that about 20% of adults with active epilepsy, and almost 22% of adults with a history of epilepsy, currently smoke cigarettes. About 19% of adults without epilepsy currently smoke. These new data show that people with active epilepsy are as likely to smoke cigarettes as people without epilepsy.