Primary and Secondary Prevention of Lung Cancer: Tobacco Treatment

Hasmeena Kathuria, Enid Neptune

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Tobacco dependence is the most consequential target to reduce the burden of lung cancer worldwide. Quitting after a cancer diagnosis can improve cancer prognosis, overall health, and quality of life. Several oncology professional organizations have issued guidelines stressing the importance of tobacco treatment for patients with cancer. Providing tobacco treatment in the context of lung cancer screening is another opportunity to further reduce death from lung cancer. In this review, the authors describe the current state of tobacco dependence treatment focusing on new paradigms and approaches and their particular relevance for persons at risk or on treatment for lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2020


  • Lung cancer screening
  • Lung cancer stigma
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Opt-out approaches
  • Teachable moment
  • Tobacco dependence treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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