Challenges of Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in TB Programmes: Case Studies from Nepal and Pakistan

There is a strong interaction between tuberculosis and tobacco use so the potential benefits of quitting are very desirable

Abstract

Offering tobacco cessation interventions to TB patients is highly desirable due to the interaction between TB and tobacco use and the potential benefits of quitting. However, implementing such interventions in TB programmes remains a challenge and an under-researched area. Using two initiatives to implement tobacco cessation within TB programmes in Nepal and Pakistan as case studies, the authors describe these challenges and highlight lessons learnt in the process.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS Programme which is led by the University of Leeds.

Citation

Omara Dogar, Helen Elsey, Sudeepa Khanal and Kamran Siddiqi : Challenges of Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in TB Programmes: Case Studies from Nepal and Pakistan.Journal of Smoking Cessation (2016) 11, 2, 108-115 2016 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2015.20

Challenges of Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in TB Programmes: Case Studies from Nepal and Pakistan

Published 1 February 2016