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1/5 of British adult survivors of childhood cancer smoke despite hazards
Date:7/29/2008

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More needs to be done to reduce the rate of smoking in adult cancer survivors, Emmons writes, noting that fewer than half of the survivorship programs in the U.S. currently offer smoking cessation services. Beyond just treating this issue specifically, however, Emmons argues that broader efforts are needed to improve the socioeconomic pressures and social disadvantages that encourage smoking and reduce public health. "It is time to think well beyond our disciplinary boundaries and implement interventions that we know are efficacious, such as provider-delivered counseling and pharmacotherapy, and seek solutions for the social conditions that serve as a trajectory for a lifetime of smoking," she writes.


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