Tobacco use in women with lung cancer

Mary E. Cooley, Linda Sarna, Jean K. Brown, Roma D. Williams, Cynthia C Chernecky, Geraldine Padilla, Leda Layo Danao, David Elashoff

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Background: Smoking cessation after a cancer diagnosis is associated with improved clinical outcomes. Purpose: The aims of this study are to determine smoking prevalence, describe patterns of smoking, identify readiness to quit and cessation strategies, identify factors associated with continued smoking among women with lung cancer, and determine smoking prevalence among household members. Methods: Data were collected through questionnaires and medical record review from 230 women. Smoking was determined through self-report and biochemical verification with urinary cotinine. Results: Eighty-seven percent of women reported ever-smoking, and 37% reported smoking at the time of diagnosis. Ten percent of women were smoking at entry to the study, 13% were smoking at 3 months, and 11% at 6 months. Fifty-five percent of smokers planned a quit attempt within the next month. One third of smokers received cessation assistance at diagnosis, and pharmacotherapy was the most common strategy. Significant factors associated with continued smoking included younger age, depression, and household member smoking. Continued smoking among household members was 21%. Twelve percent of household members changed their smoking behavior; 77% quit smoking, but 12% started smoking. Conclusions: The diagnosis of cancer is a strong motivator for behavioral change, and some patients need additional support to quit smoking. Family members should also be targeted for cessation interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2007

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Tobacco Use
Lung Neoplasms
Smoking
Cotinine
Smoking Cessation
Self Report
Medical Records

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Cooley, M. E., Sarna, L., Brown, J. K., Williams, R. D., Chernecky, C. C., Padilla, G., ... Elashoff, D. (2007). Tobacco use in women with lung cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33(3), 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02879906

Tobacco use in women with lung cancer. / Cooley, Mary E.; Sarna, Linda; Brown, Jean K.; Williams, Roma D.; Chernecky, Cynthia C; Padilla, Geraldine; Danao, Leda Layo; Elashoff, David.

In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 3, 13.07.2007, p. 242-250.

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Cooley, ME, Sarna, L, Brown, JK, Williams, RD, Chernecky, CC, Padilla, G, Danao, LL & Elashoff, D 2007, 'Tobacco use in women with lung cancer', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02879906
Cooley ME, Sarna L, Brown JK, Williams RD, Chernecky CC, Padilla G et al. Tobacco use in women with lung cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2007 Jul 13;33(3):242-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02879906
Cooley, Mary E. ; Sarna, Linda ; Brown, Jean K. ; Williams, Roma D. ; Chernecky, Cynthia C ; Padilla, Geraldine ; Danao, Leda Layo ; Elashoff, David. / Tobacco use in women with lung cancer. In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 242-250.
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