Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Prevention and Treatment: A Call to Action for California Cancer Centers
Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Prevention and Treatment: A Call to Action for California Cancer Centers. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, University of California, Davis, and California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) Tobacco Stakeholder Advisory Group, April 2015
Tobacco causes cancer and worsens treatment outcomes. The 2014 Surgeon General’s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress, marked the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report which concluded that smoking causes cancer. This Call to Action highlights gaps in cessation services from a national and California perspective for California Cancer Centers and providers, and identifies opportunities and resources for improving tobacco treatment and cessation services in oncology settings.