Relationship Between Tobacco Product Use and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Individuals With COPD in Waves 1–5 (2013–2019) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study

Laura M. Paulin, Michael J. Halenar, Kathryn C. Edwards, Kristin Lauten, Kristie Taylor, Mary Brunette, Susanne Tanski, Todd MacKenzie, Cassandra A. Stanton, Dorothy Hatsukami, Andrew Hyland, Martin C. Mahoney, Ray Niaura, Dennis Trinidad, Carlos Blanco, Wilson Compton, Lisa D. Gardner, Heather L. Kimmel, K. Michael Cummings, Dana LautersteinEsther J. Roh, Daniela Marshall, James D. Sargent

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Abstract

Introduction: We examined the association between tobacco product use and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Waves 1–5 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Methods: Adults ≥40 years with an ever COPD diagnosis were included in cross-sectional (Wave 5) and longitudinal (Waves 1 to 5) analyses. Tobacco use included 13 mutually exclusive categories of past 30-day (P30D) single use and polyuse with P30D exclusive cigarette use and ≥5-year cigarette cessation as reference groups. Multivariable linear regression and generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used to examine the association between tobacco use and HRQoL as measured by the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Global-10 questionnaire. Results: Of 1670 adults, 79.4% ever used cigarettes; mean (standard error [SE]) pack years was 30.9 (1.1). In cross-sectional analysis, P30D exclusive cigarette use, and e-cigarette/cigarette dual use were associated with worse HRQoL compared to ≥5-year cigarette cessation. Compared to P30D exclusive cigarette use, never tobacco use and ≥5-year cigarette cessation were associated with better HRQoL, while e-cigarette/cigarette dual use had worse HRQoL. Longitudinally (n=686), e-cigarette/cigarette dual use was associated with worsening HRQoL compared to both reference groups. Only never tobacco use was associated with higher HRQoL over time compared to P30D exclusive cigarette use. Conclusions: E-cigarette/cigarette dual use was associated with worse HRQoL compared to ≥5-year cigarette cessation and exclusive cigarette use. Never use and ≥5-year cigarette cessation were the only categories associated with higher HRQoL compared to exclusive cigarette use. Findings highlight the importance of complete smoking cessation for individuals with COPD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-82
Number of pages15
JournalChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

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Keywords

  • COPD
  • cigarette
  • e-cigarette
  • epidemiology
  • prevention

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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