Effectiveness of smoking cessation self-help materials in a lung cancer screening population

Matthew M. Clark, Lisa Sanderson Cox, James R. Jett, Christi A. Patten, Darrell R. Schroeder, Liza M. Nirelli, Kristin Vickers, Richard D. Hurt, Stephen J. Swensen

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Randomized controlled trials of smoking interventions have not been well-documented for lung cancer screening populations. In this study, we randomly assigned 171 current smokers who were undergoing low-dose fast spiral chest CT (SCTS) for lung cancer screening to receive either standard written self-help materials or a written list of Internet resources for smoking cessation. At the 1-year follow-up, more of the subjects receiving Internet-based resources reported making a stop attempt (68% versus 48%, P=0.011). However, there were no statistically significant differences in 7-day point prevalence quit rates (5% versus 10%) or advancement in motivational readiness to stop smoking (27% versus 30%), respectively, between the groups. Clearly, more investigation is warranted into how to tailor smoking interventions for cancer screening participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalLung Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Chest CT screening
  • Counseling
  • Internet resources
  • Intervention
  • Motivation
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research


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