The editors at have compiled a 20-page report on schizophrenia, nicotine, and smoking, stating that “Increasingly, research is suggesting that people with brain disorders smoke at a higher rate because nicotine provides them some benefit by reducing some of the cognitive dysfunction that is a common symptom. ” The report includes information on the positive and negative effects of nicotine on schizophrenia and an overview of current research about why people who have schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are more likely to be cigarette smokers. It also includes alternatives to nicotine and resources for quitting smoking. For more information, see the summary or the full report.