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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the third Thursday of each November is designated by the American Cancer Society as the Great American Smokeout – a day focused on encouraging Americans to quit smoking.

Tobacco cessation and prevention have long been an area of focus and expertise for MD Anderson, and has been a critical component of the Lung Cancer Moon Shot® since its inception. The effort is part of MD Anderson’s...

Paul Cinciripini, Ph.D., says Project PISCES “is the most innovative and largest trial we’ve ever done. PISCES will provide the scientific basis from which we will design a tool to “personalize” smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, by assigning patients to the treatment that optimizes their chance at success.”

BY Meagan Raeke

The recent outbreak of lung injury and death associated with e-cigarettes and vaping has led to a renewed scrutiny of electronic nicotine...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Increasing the dosage of a prescription smoking cessation medication by 1 milligram a day – from 2 to 3 milligrams – more than doubled abstinence...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center fully supports the proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit a known carcinogen in finished smokeless tobacco products.

“We applaud the FDA for taking this unprecedented step toward improving public health by exercising their authority over the contents of tobacco products,” says Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “As tobacco remains the leading preventable cause...

cancer prevention and tobacco cessation

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Tobacco use has significantly declined during the past five decades since the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking &amp...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center fully supports new rules recently issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend federal regulatory...

BY MD Anderson staff

It’s been a year since CVS Pharmacy, the nation’s second largest chain of drugstores, stopped selling tobacco, and the company claims the...

BY Ernest Hawk, M.D.

In April, new federal data was released showing e-cigarette use has tripled among students in middle and high school. We asked MD Anderson...