Article Abstract

Challenges of quitting smoking and lung cancer screening

Authors: Giulia Carreras, Giuseppe Gorini


In a recent publication, Brain and colleagues showed that participants to the UK Lung Cancer Screening (UKLS) pilot trial significantly increased smoking cessation in two years compared to non-participants. In fact, 15% of smokers in the screening arm and 10% in the control arm successfully quitted at two years from the first screening. The effect of the trial arm on quitting smoking was significant, with cessation rates of 15% and 10% at 2 years in intervention and control arms, respectively (1).