According to research published in JAMA, a comprehensive smoking cessation program successfully resulted in sustained quit rates for cancer patients.

Smokers with cancer who participated in a comprehensive tobacco cessation program achieved high sustained quit rates, and they were just as likely as patients without cancer to successfully stop smoking cigarettes, according to a prospective study conducted at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Cancer patients’ reports of abstinence rates at 9-month follow-up reached 44.6% among patients, compared with 41.5% for those with no history of cancer.