Tobacco control: Reducing cancer incidence and saving lives Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Smoking

abstract

  • Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals-especially those in primary care disciplines-have the opportunity and responsibility to assist patients' efforts to quit tobacco use and to ensure that nonsmokers continue to avoid the addiction. Oncology specialists should discuss the causal relationship between tobacco use and cancer as well as a variety of other chronic diseases and assist, as required, the patient and family members to end tobacco dependency. In addition, health care professionals must advocate that public and private insurers be required to provide health care coverage for medically necessary interventions, such as counseling and nicotine transdermal systems.

publication date

  • June 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8656267

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1961

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 14

number

  • 6