One of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) goals is to help smokers quit. NCI addresses and forecasts greater life expectancy for cancer patients and addresses the importance of quitting smoking and tobacco consumption.
Despite all American government efforts, 21% of the population still smokes. Over 50% of cancer patients continue to smoke post-cancer diagnosis. Smoking diminishes the chance of any recovery.
The NCI has taken the initiative to talk about tobacco consumption hazards, which is slowly benefiting the patients to quit. It implements nodal points to reduce tobacco dependencies.
Although all the NCI offers tobacco use treatment, most of the centres do not have designated personnel to guide the patient through the recovery process. A dedicated person allotted to a patient will increase the chance of quitting tobacco. Regular checks on the patient and status report on every visit will surely help the process.