Smoking and women

Cigarettes, a feminist issue

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English
Owning Org: 
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. 


Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: a brief tobacco-intervention guide

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Cristine Urquhart
Frances Jasiura
Nancy Poole
Tasnim Nathoo
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Available to download for free from their website
Notes: 
Contains bibliographic references.

Tobacco reduction and pregnancy: taking stock of the evidence (webinar)

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Presenters: Lorraine Greaves and Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, and the FACET research program
Publication Date: 
2011

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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Visit their website to listen to the webinar.

Smoking cessation for pregnant and post-partum women: a toolkit for health professionals

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Pregnets
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Pregnets

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Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

A website project containing resources to help pregnant and postpartum women stop smoking by increasing their capacity to quit and stay quit using a woman centred model of care. Hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care professionals, a printer-friendly Nicotine Dependency Test and an anonymous Online Discussion Board.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 535-8501 ext. 6343
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Email Address: 
pregnets@pregnets.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 599-8265

Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Includes bibliographical references.

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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Available online only.

Expecting to quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, 2nd edition

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English
Translated Title: 
Le renoncement au tabac durant la grossesse: un examen des pratiques exemplaires de renoncement au tabac conçues pour les filles et les femmes pendant la grossesse et la période postnatale, 2e édition
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Papier
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Nancy Poole
Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli
Natalie Hemsing
Annie Qu
Lauren Bialystok
Renée O’Leary
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Visit their website to download or order a copy.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-894356-68-8
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women and COPD: a national report

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes et la MPOC : un rapport national
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
The Lung Association
Publication Place: 
2006

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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