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Anti-Smoking Strategies are Critical to TB and HIV Care

A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV. The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV programs: smoking and exposure to second hand smoke are known to exacerbate these diseases. The lead...

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