How can nurses caring for smokers counsel patients on quitting smoking when many are using vaping as an alternative to cigarettes?
Trends are showing a decline in number of smokers and lung cancer mortality rate; however, simulation models show that the number of smokers and lung cancer-related deaths will still be high for 2015 to 2065.
A review of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System revealed that e-cigarette use among adult smokers has declined, but among nonsmokers 18 to 24 years old, use has increased in the same period.
In a review of data from DANHES study, researchers determined the hazard ratio for developing myeloproliferative neoplasm — any or by subtype — among smokers, occasional smokers, and ex-smokers, compared with never smokers.
Four of 9 lung cancer screening models were shown to effectively select the most appropriate candidates for low-dose CT lung cancer screening among US ever-smokers.
A meta-analysis of 11 studies revealed the effects of smoking outcomes of primary radical radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
Researchers merged data from the Oslo diet and antismoking study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry to determine if lifestyle changes that improved CHD rates in men would be as effective against cancer.
A study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress explored the feasibility of an advanced practice nurse-led lung cancer screening program at ambulatory outpatient clinics.
Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.