Monograph 23 Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care

Monograph 23 Cover

Smoking adversely impacts oncologic and other health-related outcomes among cancer patients, and individuals who smoke experience multiple benefits by quitting. This monograph synthesizes the evidence that smoking cessation treatment increases the quit rate for patients who smoke, identifies evidence-based interventions that have the potential to enhance the delivery of smoking cessation treatment in the cancer care setting, discusses special considerations for medically underserved and vulnerable populations who smoke, and identifies important research gaps related to these topics.

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Printed copies of the monograph Executive Summary are available upon request. Requests of up to 5 copies and fewer ship for free. To place your order, email using the subject line “Tobacco Monograph print request”.

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Suggested Citation

U.S. National Cancer Institute. Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care. National Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Monograph 23. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute; 2022.

Additional Resources

View the below resources for additional information on treating smoking in cancer patients.

 JCO Oncology Practice Paper

NCI Minute: Smoking and Cancer Treatment Video

View Individual Chapters

Chapters and key topics covered within each chapter are listed below. Chapters generally include an introduction, a chapter summary, and a reference list.

Last Updated
June 15, 2023