Research findings, 'Smoking among tuberculosis patients in Kerala, India: proactive cessation efforts are urgently needed,' are discussed in a new report. Researchers in Thiruvananthapuram, India conducted a study "To document smoking patterns among tuberculosis (TB) patients at eight different points of time before, during and after treatment, and to investigate the frequency and content of the quit smoking messages they received. A stratified random sample of 215 male TB patients from Kerala, India, who had completed treatment in the previous 9 months was surveyed using a pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule."
"Six months prior to diagnosis, 94.4% of male TB...
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