Smoking and cancer

This film was created from interviews with 18 people with experiences of smoking, cancer, and tobacco cessation, which includes people who have quit smoking and those who haven’t. These interviews were conducted for a research project funded by the National Cancer Institute. All people who shared their stories for this project identified themselves as belonging to groups which are identified as historically marginalized.

This film can be viewed in sections or in full. This film is accompanied by a facilitation guide. To download materials to replicate this intervention click here.

Please contact the UW-Madison Qualitative and Health Experiences Research lab to learn more about this project or share your experiences watching this film.

Full film


Reasons for smoking


Smoking & cancer


Cessation specialists


Clinician interactions




Quitting or not quitting


Messages to other patients


Messages to family and friends


Messages to clinicians


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