Mirjana Rajer

Assistant Professor Mirjana Rajer, MD, PhD graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana in 2001. She worked at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia from 2002 to 2017 and now works at the University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia. Her main clinical work consists of treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma patients. Beside clinical work, she is involved as principal and co-investigator in several clinical trials of lung cancer. Her research also involves the impact of smoking and occupation on the development of lung cancer. She is the editor of national and international journals and author of numerous published papers, book chapters and books. Being a student’s mentor, she is actively involved in education and she acts as active member of research organizations EORTC, ESTRO, IASLC and Central European Initiative against Lung Cancer.

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Smoking was and remains one of the most important public healthcare issues. It is estimated that every year six million people die as a result of tobacco consumption. Several diseases are caused or worsened by smoking: different cancer types, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and others. In this book we describe the different toxic effects of smoke on the human body in active and in passive smokers. It is also well known that many people who smoke wish to quit, but they rarely succeed. Smoking prevention and cessation are of utmost importance, thus we also describe different strategies and aspects of these issues. We hope that this book will help readers to understand better the effects of smoking and learn about new ideas on how to effectively help other people to stop smoking.

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