Fighting the 'tobacco epidemic' - A call to action to identify Targeted Intervention Points (TIPs) for better counseling patients with urothelial cancer.

The association between tobacco use and urothelial cancer of the bladder is well known. Given the worsening tobacco epidemic, here we make the case for systematic targeted points of intervention for urologists and other professionals to intervene against bladder cancer. Awareness of contemporary checkpoints where we can intervene for counseling patients may help medical education in a tobacco-pandemic difficult setting.

Urologic oncology. 2021 Oct 07 [Epub ahead of print]

Giovanni E Cacciamani, Richard S Matulewicz, Raj Kumar, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Andrea Mari, Benjamin Pradere, Juan Gomez Rivas, Andrea Necchi, Sumanta Kumar Pal, Maria J Ribal, Shahrokh Shariat, Michael Rink, SMART (Stop sMoking for Advance Rehabilitation Treatments) Urology Working Group

The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Electronic address: ., Departments of Urology and Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY., The Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles., S.H. Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China., Department of Urology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy., Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria., Department of Urology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain., Department of Medical Oncology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University & IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy., Department of Medical Oncology & Experimental Therapeutics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA., Uro-Oncology Unit. Hospital Clinic. University of Barcelona, Spain., Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Departments of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia., Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.