Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care

Monograph 23 in the Tobacco Control Monograph series, “Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care”

is now available from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  This monograph presents evidence on:

• Smoking and the biology of cancer. 

• The effectiveness of smoking cessation treatment in the general population of individuals who smoke and in cancer populations specifically.

• How smoking cessation treatments can be modified to address the special challenges and needs of individuals with cancer.

• How smoking cessation treatment can be implemented in health care contexts generally and in cancer care contexts specifically.

• The opportunities for and challenges to enhancing smoking cessation success in medically underserved and vulnerable populations with cancer who smoke.

 

Access the full pdfexecutive summary and individual chapters here: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/monographs/monograph-23