LSU Lung Cancer Research Study

Diptasri Mandal, PhD:
Principal Investigator
(504) 568-6156
dmanda@lsuhsc.edu       

Angelle Bencaz, MSPH

Co-Investigator
(504) 568-2216
abenca@lsuhsc.edu

 

Jessica Chambliss, MS, CRC:

Co-Investigator

(504) 568-7027
jcham5@lsuhsc.edu

 


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Please click on any of the following links below for smoking cessation tools, tips and support, and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and cigars:

 

Smoking Calculators

  1. Cigarette Calculator: "How Many Cigarettes is That?" (American Cancer Society) (interactive)

  2. Costs of Smoking Calculator (Legacy Health) (interactive)

  3. Costs of Smoking Cigarettes Calculator (Oncimmune) (interactive)

  4. Financial Cost of Smoking Calculator (American Heart Association) (interactive)

  5. How Much Will You Save? (Smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  6. Pack Year Calculator (ShouldIScreen.com) (interactive)

  7. Smoking Pack Years Calculator (Masters and Tutt) (interactive)

  8. Smoking Risk Calculator  (interactive

 

Smoking Quizzes & Assessments

  1. Are You Ready to Quit? (American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking) (interactive)

  2. Dangers of Smoking Quiz (American Heart Association) (interactive)

  3. "Measure Your Stress" Quiz (smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  4. Non-Smoking Confidence Assessment and Tips (American Heart Association) (interactive)

  5. Quit Smoking Meter (calculators.org) (interactive)

  6. Quiz: How Bad is Secondhand Smoke? (smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  7. Quiz: How Strong is Your Nicotine Addiction? (smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  8. Quiz: What Are Your Withdrawal Symptoms? (smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  9. Readiness Quiz (QuitNow.net) (interactive)

  10. Secondhand Smoke Quiz (smokefree.gov) (interactive)

  11. Smoking Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ (MedicineNet.com) (interactive)

  12. Stop Smoking Quiz (American Cancer Society) (interactive)

  13. "What Do You Know About Quitting Smoking?" Quiz (Inspira Health Network) (interactive)

 

Worksheets

  1. Personal Progress Tracker (Pfizer Inc.)

  2. Quit Smoking Before Your Operation: Your Action Plan (American College of Surgeons)

  3. Smoking Tracking Sheet (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, worksheet)

  4. Your Plan-To-Quit Cards (Pfizer Inc.)

 

Handouts & Leaflets

  1. 10 Things You Should Know About Smoking (Pfizer Inc.) (handouts)

  2. 31 Things to Do Instead of Smoke (Pfizer Inc.) (handout)

  3. Be Smoke Free: Cut Your Cancer Risk (Cancer Research UK) (leaflet)

  4. Cigarette Time/Cost Calculator: How Much Are Cigarettes Really Costing You (Pfizer Inc.) (handout)

  5. Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking (Pfizer Inc.) (handout)

  6. Lung Cancer in African American Men (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (infographic leaflet)

  7. Smoking Affects Surgical Outcomes (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, handout)

  8. Smoking Desire: Strategies to Manage (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, handout)

  9. Smoking: Preparing to Quit (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, handout)

  10. Smoking: Preventing Relapse After Quitting (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, handout)

  11. Smoking: Strategies for Coping When Quitting (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Patient Education, handout)

  12. Staying Motivated to Quit (Pfizer Inc.) (handout)

  13. Using the Buddy System to Help You Stay Quit (Pfizer Inc.) (handout)

  14. Why Quit Now?: A Resource for Those at High Risk for Lung Cancer (Lung Cancer Alliance) (brochure)

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Manuals & Booklets

  1. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: An Overview (Forever Free) (Booklet 1)

  2. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Smoking Urges (Forever Free) (Booklet 2)

  3. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Smoking and Weight (Forever Free) (Booklet 3)

  4. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: What If You Have a Cigarette? (Forever Free) (Booklet 4)

  5. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Your Health (Forever Free) (Booklet 5)

  6. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Smoking, Stress, and Mood (Forever Free) (Booklet 6)

  7. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Lifestyle Balance (Forever Free) (Booklet 7)

  8. A Guide to Remaining Smoke Free: Life Without Cigarettes (Forever Free) (Booklet 8)

  9. Clear Horizons: Quit Smoking Guide for People 50 and Older (National Cancer Institute) (booklet)

  10. Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today (National Cancer Institute) (booklet)

  11. Guide to Quitting Smoking (American Cancer Society) (booklet)

  12. It's Final. I'm Quitting Smoking! (Jean-Francois Etter) (booklet)

  13. Quit Smoking Before Your Operation (American College of Surgeons) (Surgical Patient Education, booklet)

  14. Secondhand Smoke: What it Means to You (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (booklet)

  15. Smoking Cessation Educational Kit (manual)

  16. Smoking Cessation Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) (Patient Information Booklet)

  17. Smoking Cessation Quit Kit: "You Can Quit Smoking" Consumer Guide  (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service) (booklet)

  18. You Can Quit Smoking Quite Guide (QuitPlan) (booklet guide)

 

Interactive Online Guide

  1. Your First Step Towards Change: Smoking (The Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance)

 

Smoking Cessation Book

  1. Never Take Another Puff (Joel Spitzer, 2006) (electronic form)

 

Smoking Cessation Websites

  1. BecomeAnEx.org

  2. Quitter's Circle

  3. Quit Smoking Community

  4. SmokeFree.gov

 

Online Programs

  1. Freedom From Smoking Online (American Lung Association) (Online Program)

  2. Quit For Life Program  (QuitNow.net)

  3. QuitNet (MeYou Health) (Free. Online Interactive Program)

 

Smoking Helplines  

  1. Louisiana QuitLine: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)  

  2. National Cancer Institute QuitLine: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

 

Mobile Apps

  1. Quitter's Circle: Support to Help You Stop Smoking (Pfizer Inc.) (Free. iTunes or Google Play)

  2. QuitGuide Mobile App (Smokefree.gov & Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute) (Free. Apple users)

  3. QuitSTART App (National Cancer Institute) (Free. iOS, Android)   

  4. SmokefreeTXT (SmokeFree.gov) (Free. Mobile Text Messaging Service; Text Quit to 47848

 

Web Pages

  1. I Want to Quit Smoking (American Lung Association)

  2. No Safe Level of Smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death (National Cancer Institute) (web page article)

  3. Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings (Mayo Clinic)

 

Electronic Cigarettes:

  1. E-Cigarettes (American Academy of Pediatrics) (handout)

  2. E-cigarettes (California Youth Advocacy Network) (handout)

  3. E-cigerattes (European Lung Foundation) (handout)

  4. Electronic Cigarettes (Cardiology Patient Page, Grana et. al., 2014) (journal article)

  5. Electronic Cigarettes (Denver Public Health) (handout)

  6. E-cigarettes and Lung Health (American Lung Association) (web page)

  7. E-Cigarettes Fact Sheet (Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy) (fact sheet)

  8. E Cigarettes- Frequently Asked Questions (Marie Keating Foundation) (web page)

  9. Electronic cigarettes: Not a safe way to light up (Mayo Clinic) (Healthy Lifestyle Quit Smoking handout)

  10. Electronic Cigarettes: What You Need to Know (American Academy Family Physicians) (handout)

  11. Electronic Smoking Devices and Secondhand Aerosol (ANR) (handout)

  12. Facts About Electronic Cigarettes (John Hopkins Medicine) (web page)

  13. Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Cigarettes (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (handout)

  14. Myths and Facts About E-cigarettes (American Lung Association) (web page)

  15. Popcorn Lung: A Dangerous Risk of Flavored E-Cigarettes (American Lung Association's EACH Breath) (blog article)

  16. The Electronic Cigarette (American Thoracic Society) (Tobacco Miniseries, handout)

  17. What We Know About E-Cigarettes (smokegree.gov) (web page)

  18. What You Should Know About E-Cigarettes (American Heart Association) (booklet)

 

Chewing or Smokeless Tobacco:

  1. A Complete Guide to Chewing Tobacco: Effects, Addiction, and How to Quit (Quit Smoking Community) (web page)

  2. Chew, Spit, Dip and Smokeless Tobacco Info (Wellness Proposals) (web page)

  3. Chewing tobacco: Not a safe product (Mayo Clinic) (Healthy Lifestyle Quit Smoking handout)

  4. Skip the Dip (smokefree.gov) (web page)

  5. Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting (National Institutes of Health, NIH) (booklet)

  6. Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (National Institutes of Health, NIH) (web page)

  7. S mokeless Tobacco (National Institutes of Health, NIH) (web page)

  8. Quitting Dip (Smokefree.gov) (web page)

 

Cigars:

  1. All About Cigars (TobaccoFreeUtah.org) (web page)

  2. Cigars (American Thoracic Society) (Tobacco Miniseries, handout)

  3. Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet) (OncologyNurseAdvisor) (web page)

  4. Cigar Smoking and Cancer (National Institutes of Health, NIH) (web page)

  5. Cigar Smoking Effects, Harms, and Cancer Risk (Caner Therapy Advisor) (web page)

  6. Cigar Smoking Handouts and Fact Sheets (Wellness Proposals) (web page)

  7. Cigar Smoke is Toxic  (quitnow.gov.au) (handout)

  8. Cigar Smoking: Safer than Cigarette Smoking? (Mayo Clinic) (Healthy Lifestyle Quit Smoking handout)

  9. Health Effects of Cigars (American Lung Association) (web page)

  10. H ow Do I Stop Smoking Cigars ? (Livestrong.com) (web page)

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Video Library:

  1. Smoking - The Anatomy of Nicotine Addiction (Mayo Clinic)

  2. This is What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking (YouTube)

  3. Quitting Smoking Timeline (QuitSmoking.com) (YouTube)

 

Other:

  1. Careers Against Smoking (LearnHowToBecome.org) (web page)

  2. Dangers of Cigars, Cigarettes and Hookah (Lung Institute) (web page)

  3. When the smoke clears: Protecting the nonsmokers in your life (JADA.ADA.org) (publicated patient handout)

 

 

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