Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee

Improving patient care by raising awareness of cessation-related data and by provision of information regarding the latest and most successful cessation techniques for patients with lung cancer.
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Overview

It is well known that ongoing tobacco use is associated with poorer survival in patients with cancer. This committee works to provide lung cancer care providers with tools to reinforce tobacco assessment and enhance cessation support. From recommendations for global governments to toolkits for care providers, the Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee is active and engaged at all levels.

Chair of Committee

Bill Evans
Bill Evans
2021 to present

IASLC Smoking Cessation Declaration

Surveys among IASLC members demonstrate that although most healthcare professionals recognize that smoking causes adverse outcomes, approximately 90% ask about tobacco use and 80% advise patients to quit, only few offer direct assistance with quitting. Recognizing the critical importance of smoking cessation after cancer diagnosis, the IASLC Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee has made several recommendations. The recommendations are available in English, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish.

Roster

Bill Evans
Canada
McMaster University
Committee Chair
Matthew Steliga
United States
University of Arkansas
Past Chair
Carlos Gil Moreira Ferreira
Brazil
Oncoclinicas Institute
Board Liaison
Kristin Richeimer
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Douglas Arenberg
United States
University of Michigan
Committee Member
Eric Bernicker
United States
The Methodist Hospital
Committee Member
Wanda de kanter
Netherlands
The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
Committee Member
Carolyn Dresler
United States
Center for Tobacco Products USA FDA
Committee Member
Babalola Faseru
United States
University of Kansas Medical Center
Committee Member
Joelle Fathi
United States
University of Washington
Committee Member
Maciej Goniewicz
United States
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Committee Member
Jacek Jassem
Poland
Committee Member
James Jett
United States
Oncimmune Ltd
Committee Member
Deebya Mishra
Nepal
B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Committee Member
Emma O'Dowd
United Kingdom
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Committee Member
Abhishek Shankar
India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Committee Member
Emily Stone
Australia
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Committee Member
Graham Warren
United States
Medical University of South Carolina
Committee Member
Nise Yamaguchi
Brazil
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Committee Member
Lawson Eng
Canada
Committee Member
Laura McHugh
United States
Baptist Cancer Center
Committee Member
Conor Steuer
United States
Emory University
Committee Member