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Women and Smoking: Years Lost, Deaths Avoided

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Issues | Comments Off on Women and Smoking: Years Lost, Deaths Avoided

Looking at what may be the first generation of women to have smoked throughout their adult lives, the toll of tobacco is clear – smokers lose at least ten years of lifespan. A study published in the January 2013 edition of The Lancet, a leading general medical journal, examined the long-term impact of smoking among 1.3 million women in the United Kingdom. The study reached three key findings: Smokers lost at least 10 years of life due to smoking. Smoking was responsible for two-thirds of all deaths of women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. The hazards for women of continuing to smoke after age...

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Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Women

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Issues | Comments Off on Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Women

Smoked tobacco products and the harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke are often the subjects of scientific literature, advocacy campaigns, and even legislation and litigation. However, it is critical that smokeless tobacco is not forgotten in our policy debates. This is particularly true for women of Bangladesh and India. While the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among reproductive-aged women was less than 1% in most of the countries participating in the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among reproductive-aged women was 20.1% in Bangladesh...

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