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Helping tuberculosis patients quit smoking improves treatment outcomes

Using behavioural support to encourage people with tuberculosis to give up smoking can help to reduce the burden of the disease in some South Asian countries worst affected by the disease.

© Kamran Siddiqi

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An EU-funded programme has been focussing on helping tuberculosis (TB) sufferers in South Asia to improve their TB treatment outcomes by stopping smoking. The countries chosen were Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, because they have a high burden of TB and a high incidence of tobacco use.

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Project details

Project acronym
TB and Tobacco
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Project coordinator
United Kingdom
Project participants:
United Kingdom
Total cost
€ 2 999 828
EU Contribution
€ 2 999 828
Project duration

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