Search Resources (English): Smoking and women

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Women and COPD: a national report  
http://www.lung.ca/_resources/Women_COPD_Report_2006.pdf

Examines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women in Canada. States that "COPD has emerged as a crucial women’s health issue,” with more than 425,000 women in Canada diagnosed in 2006, and more than 4,300 who died of the disease that same year.

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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
Smoking cessation for pregnant and post-partum women: a toolkit for health professionals  
http://www.pregnets.ca/providers/downloads.aspx

A toolkit for health care providers, educators and researchers that provides the essential components to address smoking cessation among pregnant and postpartum women. Includes a review of existing resources and summary of the key components. Also includes some simple tools to help deliver the interventions easily and effectively.

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Published: 2003
Tobacco reduction and pregnancy: taking stock of the evidence (webinar)  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/news-events/default.htm

The webinar included presentations on: Tobacco reduction for pregnant and postpartum women and their partners:  Evidence from the FACET (Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco) studies.

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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
Cigarettes, a feminist issue  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article demonstrates why tobacco is a feminist concern. Discusses the politics of tobacco, cigarettes as symbols. Illustrates the importance of breaking the silence around the dangers of tobacco use. Offers a list of organizations which stress prevention and provide support and information for smokers trying to quit. 


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Published: 1986