Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is a risk factor for 13 cancers, and despite decades of declines in cigarette smoking prevalence, about 30% of all cancer deaths are still caused by smoking.
The American Cancer Society is committed to working with an array of partners ranging from health care, government agencies, academia, industry, and local community organizations to improve and expand tobacco cessation interventions to help people quit smoking.
Tobacco Cessation for Cancer Care Teams ECHO
The ACS Tobacco Cessation for Cancer Care Teams ECHO program focuses on increasing cancer care clinicians’ capacity to assess for and provide evidence-based tobacco cessation services to people diagnosed with cancer. Participants can expect the following learning objectives: • Review trends and risks of tobacco use in cancer • Understand the importance of tobacco cessation as part of cancer treatment • Increase skills in delivering brief interventions to support patients with tobacco cessation This ECHO program is open to cancer care teams.Explore This ECHO Series
Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation ECHO
The ACS NFL Lung Cancer Screening & Tobacco Cessation ECHO Series builds upon the primary goals of the Community Health Advocates Implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) grant-funded project by sharing knowledge and evidence-informed best practices on critical topics across the lung cancer screening continuum. The sessions will ultimately help the grantees increase their respective lung cancer screening rates, increase access and navigation to specialized care, including follow-up for abnormal findings and intervention for cancer diagnoses and finally improve evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions to help individuals quit smoking.Explore This ECHO Series
Smoke-free Public Housing ECHO
The American Cancer Society, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at University of California-San Francisco (SCLC), and the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) collaborated with community health centers, public housing agencies, and state quitlines to help residents in public housing quit smoking for good.Explore This ECHO Series