Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Even patients that quit smoking in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

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An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors give varying advice.

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect children under 6 the most, and calls to poison control centers about accidental ingestion have sharply increased.

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

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E-cigarettes have a strong potential to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use. A team of international experts urged the US FDA to have a broad perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.

Offer Smoking Cessation Help With Lung Cancer Screening for Patients Who Smoke

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Smokers who visit a clinician for lung cancer screening should also be encouraged to quit smoking at that visit. Evidence-based behavioral strategies should be used, at each visit, to motivate smokers to quit.

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

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Patients with cancer, including those with a tobacco-related cancer, do not seem to be more likely to quit smoking than the general population.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

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Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

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A recent study examined factors that impact patient preferences for web- and phone-based tobacco cessation programs.

Researchers Assess Racial Differences in Smoking Behaviors After Screening

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Rates of 6-month continuous abstinence after lung cancer screening did not differ between black smokers and white smokers despite a higher likelihood of 24-hour and 7-day quit attempts by black smokers.

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.

Surgical lung cancer patients' views about smoking and support to quit

Surgical lung cancer patients' views about smoking and support to quit

Many patients with lung cancer do wish to be offered support to help them quit smoking after surgery, according to a recent study.

Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer

Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer

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Patients that cease smoking shortly before or after a lung cancer diagnosis experience significant survival benefits.

Almost half of deaths from 12 cancers in adults are attributable to cigarette smoking

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Researchers estimate that 48.5% of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a newly published study.

CDC: Smoking rates drop in many U.S. states

CDC: Smoking rates drop in many U.S. states

Government estimates show smoking reduced in roughly half of U.S. states, but some people may be using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.

USPSTF: More data needed on e-cigarette effectiveness as cessation aid

USPSTF: More data needed on e-cigarette effectiveness as cessation aid

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says, to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit the habit.

Smoking cessation: Helping patients with cancer quit

Smoking cessation: Helping patients with cancer quit

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The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.

Focus groups identify support needs of patients who smoke

Focus groups identify support needs of patients who smoke

Series of focus groups shared their personal experiences with and ideas about smoking cessation.

Twitter smoking cessation program helps smokers quit

Twitter smoking cessation program helps smokers quit

When participants of a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly on Twitter, they are more successful at stopping smoking.

Multiple studies are exploring whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or continue smoking

Multiple studies are exploring whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or continue smoking

Research continues into whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or actually worsen their habit.

Guanfacine may help with smoking cessation

Guanfacine may help with smoking cessation

Guanfacine, a medication used to treat hypertension, shows promise as a smoking cessation aid.

Financial incentives double quit rates among smokers

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Employing financial incentives to encourage smokers to reduce cigarette use can be a successful ploy.

E-cigarettes not helpful in smoking cessation among cancer patients

E-cigarettes not helpful in smoking cessation among cancer patients

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Smokers with cancer using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) were found to be more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit smoking traditional cigarettes than nonusers.

E-cigarettes don't help cancer patients stop smoking

E-cigarettes don't help cancer patients stop smoking

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine, and the long-term safety of the devices still unclear, researchers caution.

For cancer patients, e-cigarettes not helpful for smoking cessation

For cancer patients, e-cigarettes not helpful for smoking cessation

Patients with cancer who use e-cigarettes as a form of smoking cessation are equally or less likely to quit smoking.

Even after cancer diagnosis, 1 in 10 survivors continues to smoke

Even after cancer diagnosis, 1 in 10 survivors continues to smoke

A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention found that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors continued smoking despite their cancer diagnosis

Tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes

Tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes

Big tobacco companies are jumping into the rapidly expanding and lucrative e-cigarette market.

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