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Oncologist. 2014 Jan;19(1):21-31. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2013-0230. Epub 2013 Dec 4.

Reducing tobacco-related cancer incidence and mortality: summary of an institute of medicine workshop.

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Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C., USA; Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; American Association for Cancer Research, Washington, D.C., USA; Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA; C-Change, Washington, D.C., USA; Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, D.C., USA; Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Cancer Prevention and Control Program and Thoracic Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Medical Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Departments of Radiation Oncology and Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.


Tobacco use remains a serious and persistent national problem. Recognizing that progress in combating cancer will never be fully achieved without addressing the tobacco problem, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the Institute of Medicine convened a public workshop exploring current issues in tobacco control, tobacco cessation, and implications for cancer patients. Workshop participants discussed potential policy, outreach, and treatment strategies to reduce tobacco-related cancer incidence and mortality, and highlighted a number of potential high-value action items to improve tobacco control policy, research, and advocacy.


Cancer; Tobacco cessation; Tobacco prevention and control; Tobacco use

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