Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.1,2 Tobacco use increases the risk of multiple cancers, including lung, oropharyngeal, pancreas, bladder, stomach, and colon.3 Continued tobacco use following a cancer diagnosis increases the risk of cancer recurrence, new primary cancers, and adverse treatment-related outcomes, including postoperative pulmonary complications, poor surgical healing, and decreased response to chemotherapeutic drugs.4
Goldstein AO, Shoenbill KA, Jolly TA. Intensive Smoking Cessation Counseling for Patients With Cancer. JAMA. 2020;324(14):1401–1403. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13102
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