Reviewed April 2021
In cancer patients and survivors, continued tobacco smoking has a profound negative impact on health and treatment outcomes.
In this rapid learning, you will learn how you can make a difference in the prognosis, survival and treatment outcomes of your cancer patients.
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Refer a patient to the Quitline (137848) today.
Quitline referral forms:
- NSW: https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/prevention-and-screening/preventing-cancer/quit-smoking/nsw-quitline/referrals-to-nsw-quitline
- VIC: https://www.quit.org.au/referral-form/https://www.quit.org.au/
- QLD: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/atod/quitline-hp-referral-form
- TAS: http://www.quittas.org.au/quitline-referral
- SA: https://www.cancersa.org.au/quitline/im-a-health-professional/quitline-referral
- WA: https://www.makesmokinghistory.org.au/health-professionals/evidence-based-cessation
- NT: https://www.cancersa.org.au/quitline/im-a-health-professional/quitline-referral
- US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. The health consequences of smoking—50 years of progress: a report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 17.
- ASCO, 2012. Tobacco Cessation Guide For Oncology Providers.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Smoking Cessation. 2015
- Stead, L.F., Perera, R. and Lancaster, T., 2006. Telephone counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3(3).