Lethal interaction: the colliding epidemics of tobacco and tuberculosis.

  title={Lethal interaction: the colliding epidemics of tobacco and tuberculosis.},
  author={Madhukar Pai and Alladi Mohan and Keertan Dheda and Chi Chiu Leung and Wing Wai Yew and Devasahayam J Christopher and Surendra K Sharma},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={5 3},
Tobacco consumption ranks high among the leading health risks and tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health issue in countries where the smoking problem has reached epidemic proportions. Given that both smoking and TB are major health concerns and are widely prevalent in several countries, it is surprising that the association between smoking and TB is still a matter of debate and controversy. Although several studies have evaluated the effect of smoking on TB, the association has been largely… CONTINUE READING

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