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    MA24 - Initiatives to Improve Health in Lung Cancer Patients (ID 354)

    • Event: WCLC 2019
    • Type: Mini Oral Session
    • Track: Advocacy
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA24.11 - A Project to Control Passive Smoking by Lung Cancer Patients "Don't Smoke Near Me! Don't Be Like Me!" (Now Available) (ID 2483)

      14:30 - 16:00  |  Author(s): Yuko Tanaka

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      According to a survey of patient group members (n = 215, 2017), 31% of lung cancer patients who continue to work were exposed to passive smoking at workplaces.
      Once Japanese tobacco industry used to be a national monopoly, so Japan is one of the countries where a ban on indoor smoking has not been realized. Although education on smoke prevention in elementary and junior high schools tells the fact that smoking is one of the risks for lung cancer, it is unknown that lung cancer patients are living frightened of cancer relapse, especially with the fear of being exposed of passive smoking.

      Lung cancer patients encourage highly dependent smokers who cannot stop smoking despite they have colleagues or families suffering from lung cancer to visit smoking cessation clinics.


      Intervention to close persons is difficult. In order to overcome the difficulties, we select ambassadors from each patient group. Then we provide training on education, action guidelines and tool development, have them participate in tool development, and have them become mentors when scaling up. The state of the activity is published on the Internet, and we spread media interview invitations in parallel. We let families, colleagues, community members, professionals, medical professionals, media and politicians know that lung cancer patients are frightened of passive smoking.

      The activities already done are as follows.

      -Granted Global Bridge grant of tobacco control personnel development department in Mayo Clinic, USA

      Ambassador briefing session was held twice. (Kobe and Tokyo)

      Selected 13 ambassadors from 11 lung cancer patient group and held 5 workshops.

      Planned communication strategies

      Communication tactics currently developing


      [Activity (project) evaluation]

      Won 13 ambassadors from all over Japan

      No withdrawal of the ambassador

      One of the ambassadors changed job to be in charge of tobacco control in a public administration.

      One of the ambassadors was appointed as a member of patient information evaluation committee of National Cancer Center Japan.


      [Future plans]

      Completion of Tool

      Hold briefing session to member in each patient group

      Campaign implementation

      Campaign evaluation

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