[Helping smoking cessation in COPD, asthma, lung cancer, operated smokers]

Rev Pneumol Clin. 2018 Jun;74(3):170-180. doi: 10.1016/j.pneumo.2018.03.008. Epub 2018 May 7.
[Article in French]


Smoking is the cause of addictive behavior. Tobacco addiction is a chronic disease that makes difficult to stop smoking and leads to further use. Smoking is a risk factor for COPD, asthma and lung cancer; it may be the cause of severe perioperative complications. This finding justifies that smokers benefit from advice of stopping smoking and smoking cessation assistance. Helping patients to stop smoking increases the chances of quitting, improves the prognosis of tobacco-related diseases, the effectiveness of their treatments and the quality of life of the patients. This article updates the modalities of smoking cessation assistance in smokers with COPD, asthma and lung cancer in operated patients. The goal of the management must be the complete cessation of tobacco smoke intoxication, which alone reduces tobacco mortality.

Keywords: Asthma; Asthme; BPCO; COPD; Cancer bronchique; Chirurgie; Lung cancer; Sevrage tabagique; Smoking cessation; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / complications
  • Asthma / epidemiology
  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / complications
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Perioperative Care / methods*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / epidemiology
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy*
  • Smokers* / statistics & numerical data
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / therapy
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*