Smoking

Smoking

Cigarettes, a feminist issue

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Peggy Edwards
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 


Expecting to quit (website)

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English
Translated Title: 
Le renoncement au tabac et la grossesse (site Web)
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Reducing harm: a better practices review of tobacco policy and vulnerable populations

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Joy Johnson
Joan L. Bottorff
Susan Kirkland
Natasha Jategaonkar
Melissa McGowan
Lucy McCullough
Lupin Battersby
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Assesses evidence of the effectiveness of three aspects of tobacco control policy (sales restrictions, restrictions on location of smoking, and taxation and pricing), and the extent to which these tobacco control policies are gender-biased and have a differential impact on three vulnerable populations of male and female smokers.  Assesses the impact and consequences of these tobacco control policies on males and females of people living on low income, Aboriginal people, and adolescents.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1-894356-56-X
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Includes bibliographical references.

Pasando pagina: Mujeres, tabaco y el futuro

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English
Translated Title: 
Turning a new leaf: women, tobacco, and the future
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Natasha Jategaonkar
Sara Sanchez
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and International Network of Women Against Tobacco
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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ISBN 1-894356-57-8
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal adolescent girls and smoking: a qualitative study

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sandrina de Finney
Pauline Janyst
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Describes a qualitative study on smoking and Aboriginal adolescent girls (ages 13 to 19) conducted in 2007-08 in partnership with six Aboriginal communities in British Columbia and researchers affiliated with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the University of British Columbia. Discusses how age, gender, culture, and context intersect to shape Aboriginal girls’ experiences of smoking.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-894356-66-4

Gender in lung cancer and smoking research

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This document reviews the need for a gender-sensitive approach to lung cancer research. Lung cancer is a major cause of premature and avoidable mortality around the world, and although in more developed countries mortality rates are beginning to decrease, especially in men, the number of deaths from lung cancer in less developed countries is steadily increasing. While historically more men than women have died from lung cancer as a result of higher levels of smoking, the male:female mortality ratio is now showing signs of narrowing.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241592524

Sifting the evidence: gender and tobacco control

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9789241595407

Gender and tobacco control: a policy brief

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English
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Online
Papier
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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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ISBN 9789241595773

The global epidemic of tobacco use among women and girls

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Natasha Jategaonkar
Sara Sanchez
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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

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The global epidemic of tobacco use among women and girls
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Natasha Jategaonkar
Sara Sanchez
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Examines how preventing the full expansion of the tobacco epidemic among the world’s women will be a critical factor in improving the status of women.

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