People living with HIV and smoking

According to recent research released, tobacco use results in significant morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV. As a result of this, countries with a high prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive populations, should introduce tobacco cessation in their HIV treatment plans as a priority. Skills in HIV care providers need to be improved to help correctly identify current smokers and develop their confidence in their ability to influence smoking cessation. Given that the overwhelming task of managing HIV infection and its complications is an enormous task, stopping the use of tobacco could be seen as less of a priority for both care providers and patients. However, options n

New findings on flavoured tobacco in the US

This just popped into our mailbox this morning. Fascinating read on the role and flavour of tobacco flavouring. Has got me questioning the impact of flavoured tobacco in trying to control tobacco use. Where is this going in South Africa? Flavoured tobacco as we see here is targeting young people. The South African tobacco industry uses the same technique to lure young South Africans into starting smoking Read the full article here.