Morgantown W. Virginia (ChatterShmatter) – We all know the risks associated with smoking, and for some the risk outweighs the benefits and for others this is not the case. It is found to be especially true in those diagnosed with cancer. A study done by West Virginia University found that almost 50 percent of those diagnosed with cancer will not stop smoking.
The study which was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice also revealed that only 62% of those diagnosed with cancer received some form of advice or consultation from a doctor or nurse about the benefits and methods to quit.
The survey is very critical of medical personnel stating that more should be done to help people quit smoking not only for their benefit but others as well. Additionally it is noted in this report that smoking can also lead to complications to cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery.
As reported on this site ealier today another report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows improved air quality and reduction of smoking will lead to a longer life span.