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What factors support successful cigarette smoking cessation among individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer?

Cancer patients who smoke cigarettes have increased treatment toxicity and poorer prognosis compared to former or never smokers. Only 50-70% of patients who smoke at the time of diagnosis initially quit and many later relapse to smoking. Research is needed to better understand how tobacco users who are diagnosed with cancer perceive the risks of tobacco use and the benefits of cessation, and to explore factors that support smoking cessation in these patients.



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