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Expecting to quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, 2nd edition  
http://www.expectingtoquit.ca/about/order.php

The 2nd edition of the best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women contains the most recent recommendations on best practices for reducing or eliminating smoking during pregnancy. Reviews research and intervention development in the years since the first edition was published in 2003, and reflects recent emerging interventions and better practices with a variety of groups of pregnant and postpartum women, with an added section on high-risk populations of pregnant smokers.

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Published: 2011
Expecting to quit (website)  
http://www.expectingtoquit.ca/

A website based on the information from the second edition of the report, Expecting to Quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, aimed at physicians and other health care providers who work with pregnant and postpartum girls and women, as well as an array of resources for pregnant and postpartum women who want to reduce or quit smoking.

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Published: 2011
Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/IntegratingTobaccoCessation_November2011.pdf

Summarizes the results of a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco treatment and support within mental health, addictions and sexual violence services, in a gender informed way. The study included focus groups with service providers and with smokers, and a review of the literature on tobacco cessation in the mental health, substance use, and trauma treatment fields. Found that smokers who use mental health, substance use, and sexual violence services are generally knowledgeable about the harms of smoking, and the majority are interested in quitting.

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Published: 2011
Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: a brief tobacco-intervention guide  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/Liberation-HelpingWomenQuitSmoking.pdf

A Practice Guide that supports providers in diverse contexts to start a converstaion with women about their smoking and the possibility of quitting. Draws largely from Motivational Interviewing – an evidence-based communication style to support change – to translate women-centred principles into practice.

A companion piece to this guide is under development: a compendium of facts and issues related to women and smoking for local, national and global audiences. Please also see BCCEWH work on women and tobacco at www.expectingtoquit.ca and www.coalescing-vc.org/virtualLearning/section4/default.htm

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Published: 2012
The global epidemic of tobacco use among women and girls  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39438

Discusses how gender-based policies can help limit the spread of tobacco use among girls and women and improve their lives.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
"No gift: tobacco policy and Aboriginal people in Canada"  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/No_Gift.pdf

This discussion paper examines issues related to tobacco control policy, taxation, and legislation as they affect Aboriginal women and men in BC, and identifies potentially differential impacts when gender differences are taken into account.

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Published: 2008
Gender and tobacco control: a policy brief  
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241595773_eng.pdf

This policy brief, aimed at national and international policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations, shows how a gender-sensitive approach can be incorporated into tobacco control policies, making existing instruments such as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more effective.

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Published: 2007
Sifting the evidence: gender and tobacco control  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/tobacco/9789241595407/en/index.html

This review provides a global overview of the historical and contemporary uses and impacts of medico-legal evidence in cases of sexual assault of adolescents and adults. It examines the existing peer-reviewed scholarly and grey literature from high-, low- and middle-income regions, presents findings from studies that have evaluated the legal impact of medico-legal evidence in sexual assault cases and discusses factors that may create barriers to the successful use of evidence in criminal justice proceedings. The review concludes with a summary, identifies salient knowledge gaps and unpublished materials

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Published: January 2007
Women's Respiratory Health: An evidence review  
http://www.phsa.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B0B42C19-0FD5-4BF8-9674-8080B2987E72/0/WomensRespiratoryHealthAnEvidenceReview2008.pdf

In response to the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) women’s life expectancy study which revealed that respiratory systems diseases are the 3rd leading cause of death for women ages 65-74 in British Columbia, this is a review of 137 articles and other relevant documents discussing sex and gender issues for women’s respiratory disease and health, including grey literature reports.

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Published: October 2008
Pasando pagina: Mujeres, tabaco y el futuro  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/TurningaNewLeaf_Spanish.pdf

Provides a picture of women’s tobacco use in different social contexts, identifes the health effects of tobacco, and describes women’s role in tobacco production and marketing.

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Published: 2006