JSMO Tobacco Control Action: Result of a membership survey
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Clinical Oncology Center, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan
Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Publication date: 2019-10-12
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2019;17(Suppl 1):A81
On July, 2017 the 15th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology (JSMO), the non-smoking declarations including that “Promote smoking cessation at every opportunity” and “Aim for all members to be non-smokers” were made and started tobacco control action.

We conducted a membership survey during April and June in 2019 on smoking cessation, and contacted 8,821 and got answers from 1,169 members (response rate 13.3%).

The results of 2019 (2017) were as follows: Current smoking 3.3 (4.1)%, Quit smoking 23.7 (27.5)%, Never smoking 73.0 (68.4)%, Members should not smoke 85.6 (86.1)%, Cancer patients should not smoke 53.8 (49.0)%, Smoking by cancer patients is free 40.9 (45.8)%, Can give sufficient smoking cessation instruction 17.6 (19.6)%, The most disability of smoking cessation guidance is “I have not received enough education about smoking control 40.5% (take time 40.7%)”. Major opinions in free text were: “Emphasize the harms of secondhand smoke”, “It is a big problem that there are smokers at society executive staffs”, and “Should not allow smoking to society members”. Whereas, there are opposite opinions “Smoking is free” and “Should not be put out because it is the role of politics”. Opinions that should be considered are “Anyone can do it only by declaration, how evaluate the outcome” and “Educational lecture is needed”.

JSMO will continue the Tobacco Control Action such as member’s own smoking cessation and tobacco control ability improvement.

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