Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Tobacco and cancer treatment outcomes

WHO Tobacco Knowledge Summaries

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO), The University of Newcastle Australia

Tobacco Knowledge Summaries: Tobacco and cancer treatment outcomes

Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2018
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/PND/TKS/18.1



This document is the third in a series of Tobacco Knowledge Summaries. This document is prepared with the objective to summarize the current evidence on tobacco use by cancer patients and cancer treatment outcomes. This is also intended as an advocacy tool to widely include health care professionals, in particular those caring for patients with cancer, in the fight for tobacco control and prevention of tobacco related adverse health effects.

This knowledge summary was prepared by World Health Organization in collaboration with International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and The University of Newcastle Australia.


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