Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

A guide for tuberculosis patients to quit smoking

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 15
Publication date: May 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150692 2
978 92 4 069258 9 (ePUB)



This self-help material was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care” and A WHO/The Union Monograph on TB and tobacco control: joining efforts to control two related global epidemics. Its target audience are TB patients who smoke. It aims to give advice and information to improve smoker’ readiness to quit and to help those who are ready to quit to plan a quit attempt. The content of this self-help material includes:

  • How to get ready to quit (for TB patients not ready to quit, focusing on the additional risks of smoking while diagnosed with TB);
  • How to plan and make quit attempts (for TB patients ready to quit);
  • Local tobacco cessation support resources.

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