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The first comprehensive, prospective study of smoking habits in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were enrolled in a phase III early-stage trial revealed that there was a high rate of smoking reduction and cessation following study entry, according to research [...] Continued smoking after a lung cancer diagnosis is associated with an approximate 50% median increase in mortality , according to the 2014 Report of the Surgeon General.

Dr. Conor Steuer [...] and colleagues performed prospective assessments evaluating the patterns of tobacco use and cessation and the effects on outcomes.