Smoking prevention and cessation interventions for cancer survivors

Semin Oncol Nurs. 2008 Aug;24(3):180-92. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2008.05.006.


Objectives: To provide a systematic review of smoking prevention and cessation interventions that have been conducted with cancer survivors.

Data sources: Published research studies and government reports.

Conclusion: Although few interventions have been developed to improve smoking prevention and cessation rates in cancer survivors, existing studies suggest that it is possible to decrease tobacco use in this high-risk population.

Implications for nursing practice: Oncology nurses are in a unique position to build on the current literature to address cancer survivors' tobacco use as part of clinical care.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare
  • Attitude to Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Neoplasms / complications
  • Neoplasms / psychology
  • Neoplasms / rehabilitation*
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nursing Research
  • Oncology Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Design
  • Risk-Taking
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Cessation / psychology
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Survivors* / psychology
  • Survivors* / statistics & numerical data