Healthcare professionals, including nurses, play a fundamental role in the smoking cessation journey of patients. Successful smoking cessation can be life-changing for patients, giving them the opportunity to live a longer and improved life. This module has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the relationship between lung cancer and smoking, why smoking cessation is vitally important, and what you can do to encourage and support patients through the smoking cessation process.
While this module focuses on people diagnosed with lung cancer, it contains smoking cessation information that can be applied to any patient who smokes.
Please see our disclaimer regarding module content.
This e-learning module will take you just 60 minutes to complete. Optional pre-reading available in the ‘resources’ section of this page will take approximately 30–60 minutes. Saving where you left off, you can dip in and out of the module whenever you have the time. You are encouraged to take notes and/or save personal screenshots during the module to reinforce your learning.
This module is accredited by the Federation of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner. You will receive a certificate via email for your 1 hour of learning upon completion.
Nurses play a key role in the provision of smoking cessation support, which is critical to the lives of many patients.
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Nurse Consultant in Thoracic Oncology
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Lead Thoracic Research Nurse
Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
These independent educational activities have been developed in collaboration with the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and is supported by educational grants provided by Pfizer Inc. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and organiser for this programme. The activity is run independently of the financial supporter and all content is created by the faculty. No funder has had input into the content of the activity.