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.
Smoke-free spaces? Changing the institutional context for women with
Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
First puff and daily cigarette smoking among teenage girls. What are the
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
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
Neighbourhoods influencing smoking in adults and youth: looking at social
Dr. Katherine Frohlich, CIHR-funded researcher from the Université de
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