Tobacco use disorder in the older people

An integrative view

Keywords: health of the elderly, aged, tobacco use cessation, tobacco use disorderr, public health


Introduction: tobacco use disorder it’s a serious worldwide public health problem that affects all age groups, causing high avoidable morbidity and mortality rates.
Objective: describe what has been published about tobacco use disorder in the eldery population in the last five years.
Methodology: integrative literature review, where articles were searched in the following databases: PUBMED/MEDLINE, BVS/LILACS, SCOPUS and SCIELO, using the following Health Sciences Descriptors in English: “Tobacco Use Cessation’’ OR “Tobacco Use Disorder’’ AND “Health of the Elderly” OR “Aged” OR “Aged, 80 and over”. Publications that were fully available from 2016 to 2020.
Results: Of the 1642 papers recovered from the database, a total of 18 selected articles were reached. With the following categorization: mortality and other adverse clinical outcomes (5); smoking, geriatrics syndromes and other pathologies (4); public policies for tobacco control (3); quality of life and smoking (3); predictive factors for smoking cessation (3).
Conclusions: only one selected study was accomplished in Brazil, highlighting the need for Brazilian studies involving smoking in the eldery population, aiming at a better understanding of the involved aspects and future training and optimization of public policies.


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Author Biographies

Ibrahim Clós Mahmud, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Mestre e doutorando em Gerontologia Biomédica pela Escola de Medicina da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) , Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; Médico de Família e Comunidade (SBMFC). Bolsista CAPES-PROEX, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Erick da Rosa Lerner, Universidade Feevale (FEEVALE), Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brasil.

Acadêmico de Enfermagem na Universidade Feevale (FEEVALE), Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brasil.

Fabíola Bastos Giergowicz, Instituto Municipal da Estratégia da Saúde da Família, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Sanitarista e Especialista em Gestão da Saúde pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Jéssica Emmanouilidis, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Campo Bom, Campo Bom, RS, Brasil.

Especialista em Saúde da Família e Comunidade pelo Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (GHC), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; Farmacêutica e Coordenadora de Farmácia, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Campo Bom, Campo Bom, RS, Brasil.

Rita de Cássia Bernardo Spengler, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Campo Bom, Campo Bom, RS, Brasil.

Especialista em Saúde da Família pela Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; Enfermeira e Coordenadora do Programa de Combate ao Tabagismo e do Núcleo Municipal de Educação em Saúde Coletiva (NUMESC), Secretaria Municipal de Saúde Campo Bom, RS, Brasil.

Rodolfo Herberto Schneider, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Campo Bom, Campo Bom, RS, Brasil.

Doutor em Medicina e Ciências da Saúde pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Médico Geriatra e Professor Permanente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Gerontologia Biomédica da Escola de Medicina da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Membro da Comissão Científica do Instituto de Geriatria e Gerontologia, em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.


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How to Cite
Mahmud, I. C., Lerner, E. da R., Giergowicz, F. B., Emmanouilidis, J., Spengler, R. de C. B., & Schneider, R. H. (2021). Tobacco use disorder in the older people: An integrative view. Scientia Medica, 31(1), e41007.
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