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Patients with HIV who smoke at greater risk for lung cancer mortality

September 18, 2017

Patients with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke are significantly more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes; therefore, smoking cessation should be a priority in HIV care, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“Lung cancer has become a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Over 40% of [people living with HIV (PLWH)] in the United States smoke cigarettes,” Krishna P. Reddy, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote.

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Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Among Adolescents: Status of the Evidence and Public Health Recommendations

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