March 19th marks Kick Butts Day , a tobacco-free initiative specifically focused on youth. In light of this awareness day, you may be hearing about the importance of stopping tobacco use, sometimes called tobacco cessation.
According to a 2012 National Cancer Institute report , many cancer survivors continue to smoke after being diagnosed, and young survivors are much more likely to be current smokers. Many believe there’s no point in quitting after a cancer diagnosis. But it’s never too late to quit!
In this podcast, Dr. Graham Warren, a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, highlights the importance of stopping tobacco use after a cancer diagnosis and gives tips for finding resources to help you quit.