Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer
Sule Akcay* and Balam Er DedekargÄ±noglu
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Department, Ankara, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Akcay S
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine
Pulmonary Disease Department, Ankara, Turkey
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Received date: November 02, 2015; Accepted date: April 28, 2016; Published date: May 09, 2016
Citation: Akcay S, Er Dedekarginoglu B (2016) Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer. J Lung Cancer Diagn Treat 1:105. doi:10.4172/jlcdt.1000105
Copyright: © 2016 Akcay S et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The greatest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking. Smoking addiction is one of the challenging problems that should be solved in lung cancer patients. Including lung cancer, in cancer patients, quitting smoking has several benefits. However, implementation of smoking cessation clinics in oncology practices is inadequate and many lung cancer patients still smoke despite cancer diagnosis. Multidisciplinary lung cancer treatment programs offer effective smoking cessation services. This article reviews the best practice recommendations of tobacco addiction treatment for oncology patients in multidisciplinary practice.