Smoking is a serious health issue for women, and the prevalence of tobacco use is much higher among disadvantaged groups: women with lower levels of education, employment barriers, and marginalized socio-economic conditions.
This project aims to reduce gender and health inequities by advancing effective polices, strategies, and interventions to address tobacco use among women who smoke and all women whose lives are affected by tobacco.
Research Team: Lorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole, Natalie Hemsing
Funding: various sources
Greaves, L., Hemsing, N., Poole, N., Bialystok, L., & O’Leary, R. (in press, August 2014). From fetal health to women’s health: expanding the gaze on intervening on smoking during pregnancy. Critical Public Health.
Nathoo, T., Poole, N., and Greaves, L. (2013). Women and tobacco: A casebook. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Available here.
Urquhart, C., Jasiura, F., Poole, N., Nathoo, T. & Greaves, L. (2012). Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: A brief tobacco intervention guide. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Available here.
For more information and access to resources visit the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use Website here.
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