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California has changed social norms, dramatically reducing smoking behavior and lung cancer mortality

The rapid rise in the dependency on cigarette smoking in the United States occurred in the first half of the 20th century fueled by large mass media marketing campaigns and the provision of free cigarettes to troops

Improving cancer care: Counseling patients on quitting smoking

Given the damaging effects of continued smoking on cancer management and post-treatment survival, all oncology practitioners should provide brief counseling to patients who smoke, encouraging them to quit smoking and referring them to specialized care (i.e. tobacco