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Smoking in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

Patient Version
Last Modified: 06/27/2014

Overview

This summary is about cancer patients who smoke, why it is important to stop smoking, and ways to get help. It includes information on the following:

  • Risks of smoking in cancer patients, including second cancers.
  • Counseling to help cancer patients quit smoking.
  • Treatment with drugs to help cancer patients quit smoking.