Uptake and efficacy of using a state quitline to address tobacco use by cancer patients treated in community cancer centers.

Anna E Schulze, Karen Brown, Polly Hager, Laura Petersen, Hilary Baca, Louise Bedard, Graham W. Warren

Smoking by cancer patients and survivors causes adverse outcomes. Cancer treatment guidelines recommend evidence-based cessation support for all patients who use tobacco. However, there is little information on using existing state quitlines to provide support for cancer patients during and following cancer treatment.

Conclusion: Partnering community oncology practices with quitlines can significantly increase access and delivery of evidence-based support. Results support integration of existing cessation resources into oncology practice to facilitate broad uptake.

Resource Link: https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2018.36.15_suppl.e18530

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