Tobacco and tuberculosis

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.403

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  • J.P. Zellweger | zellwegerjp@swissonline.ch Department of ambulatory care and community medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Smoking is not only the most important source of avoidable disability and death, but a risk factor for TB infection, disease and death. Even passive smoking exposure may increase the risk of infection and disease in adults and children exposed to TB. Considering the increase in tobacco consumption in developing countries, where the prevalence of TB is the highest, smoking may be responsible for a large part of the burden of disease. Therefore, medical advice and counselling in smoking cessation is an important activity for all care providers engaged in management of TB.

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Published
2016-01-26
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TB Corner
Keywords:
Tobacco smoke, Tuberculosis, Infection, Passive smoking, Developing countries
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How to Cite
Zellweger, J.P. 2016. “Tobacco and Tuberculosis”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 69 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.403.