Gender, women, and the tobacco epidemic

This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet examines the rise in the number of women smokers around the world will have enormous adverse acts on households’ financial status and family health. While the epidemic of tobacco use among men is in slow decline in some countries, use among women in some countries is increasing. However, in India and in several other countries, women also use other forms of tobacco, such as chewing tobacco. Unless innovative and sustained initiatives are undertaken, the number of female users of tobacco is predicted to rise over the next several decades as a result of increased prevalence, as well as population growth.

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Authors: Samet JM, Yoon, Soon-Young
Published By: World Health Organization
Date: January 1, 2010
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