10 Percent Of Patients With Cancer Still Smoke: Study

August 6, 2014 3:32 PM

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Nine years after the diagnosis, 9.3 percent of U.S. cancer survivors were current smokers, according to a new report. 83 percent of these individuals were daily smokers who averaged 14.7 cigarettes per day.

"We need to follow up with cancer survivors long after their diagnoses to see whether they are still smoking and offer appropriate counseling, interventions, and possible medications to help them quit," said Lee Westmaas, PhD, director of tobacco research at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and lea...

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