The Union has published a wide variety of resource materials for tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries. These include economic reports and case studies (overviews and individual country reports), tobacco-free future action guides and fact sheets.[Click here to view the documents and download them at no charge].
Technical guides on smoking cessation and smokefree environments for tuberculosis patients; participating in global tobacco research: the experience of a low-income country, Sudan; tobacco control and prevention: a guide for low-income countries; and a WHO/Union monograph on TB and tobacco control are also available. [Click here for details and to download them at no charge].
Tobacco control research at The Union focuses on describing the burden of tobacco-related disease, identifying links between tobacco use and other diseases such as tuberculosis, understanding the underlying drivers of tobacco use and helping people to stop smoking.
Smoking and tuberculosis
The Union did a systematic review on the association between smoking and tuberculosis in which the evidence was rated as follows:
- Strong association: smoking and TB disease
- Moderate association: second-hand smoke and TB disease, smoking and retreatment TB disease
- Limited association: smoking and tuberculosis infection, smoking and TB mortality.
For a complete list of published Union research on tobacco control and smoking cessation, please click here.