The tobacco epidemic in women

First puff and daily cigarette smoking among teenage girls. What are the triggers?

Drs. Jennifer O'Loughlin and Gilles Paradis, CIHR-funded researchers from the Université de Montréal and McGill University (Montréal)

OTTAWA, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Often marketed as symbols of independence, freedom and pleasure for women, cigarettes are highly addictive, expensive and detrimental to the health of smokers and those who share their environment. By 2025, the World Health Organization predicts that 20% of women will smoke, compared to 12% today. In Canada, over 17,000 women die from smoking related causes each year.

In light of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss the rising consumption of cigarettes among women and their impact on health.

    
    Experts:
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    Smoke-free spaces? Changing the institutional context for women with
    mental illness
    Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
    Health (Vancouver)

    First puff and daily cigarette smoking among teenage girls. What are the
    triggers?
    Drs. Jennifer O'Loughlin and Gilles Paradis, CIHR-funded researcher from
    McGill University (Montréal)

    Leaving the pack behind during and after pregnancy: focus on effective
    tobacco use interventions
    Drs. Joan Bottorff and John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researchers from the
    University of British Columbia (Vancouver)

    Can you live breathless? Women at increased risk of pulmonary diseases
    and lung cancer
    Dr. Donald Sin, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    Warning labels and smoke-free laws: the impact of tobacco control
    policies on populations
    Dr. Geoffrey T. Fong, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Waterloo

    Neighbourhoods influencing smoking in adults and youth: looking at social
    inequalities
    Dr. Katherine Frohlich, CIHR-funded researcher from the Université de
    Montréal
    

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

    
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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: David Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Cellphone: (613) 808-7526, Fax: (613) 954-6653, E-mail: mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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