Smoking & lung cancer

Cessation & Prevention of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other type of cancer in Australia. “Tobacco smoking is the largest single risk factor for lung cancer in Australia, and is responsible for about 90% of lung cancers in males and 65% in females”.B Tasmania has the second highest rate of current smokers (23.2%) after the Northern Territory.C

Clinical evidence shows that, despite common misconceptions, physicians can positively influence patients to stop smoking and remain smoke-free by offering adviceX, discussing pharmacological options to aid smoking cessation and referring patients to appropriate support servicesV.W


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Smoking Cessation Guidelines – For Australian General Practice, 2004

Formally-endorsed by RACGP, Cancer Council Australia and more







ABC for Smoking Cessation, 2009

Published by Department of Health & Human Services