Smoking Cessation, Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Nov;14(11):1430-1468. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2016.0152.


Cigarette smoking has been implicated in causing many cancers and cancer deaths. There is mounting evidence indicating that smoking negatively impacts cancer treatment efficacy and overall survival. The NCCN Guidelines for Smoking Cessation have been created to emphasize the importance of smoking cessation and establish an evidence-based standard of care in all patients with cancer. These guidelines provide recommendations to address smoking in patients and outlines behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for smoking cessation throughout the continuum of oncology care.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / standards*
  • Smoking Cessation / statistics & numerical data*