Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Sifting the evidence: gender and tobacco control

The progression of the worldwide tobacco epidemic varies across the gender divide. "Sifting the evidence: Gender and tobacco control" examines the role of gender in tobacco use, gender and health impacts, and gender dependent responses to cessation efforts. Despite different gender behaviors, there has been little development or examination of programs and policies to address these differences. After exploiting gender imagery for decades, it is important to combat the tobacco industry's efforts in order to protect the future generations of the 21st century. This document makes invaluable suggestions for creating a gender-sensitive global response to tobacco use, with particular reference to the opportunities presented by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and other relevant treaties and agreements.