Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
versión impresa ISSN 1806-3713
LOMBARDI, Elisa Maria Siqueira; PRADO, Gustavo Faibichew; SANTOS, Ubiratan de Paula y FERNANDES, Frederico Leon Arrabal. Women and smoking: risks, impacts, and challenges. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.1, pp. 118-128. ISSN 1806-3713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132011000100017.
Smoking among women has drawn increasing attention because of the increase (or less pronounced decrease) in its prevalence when compared with that observed for men, as well as because of the specific effects that smoking has on women's health. For the 2010 "World No Tobacco Day", the World Health Organization chose the theme "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women", with the aim of encouraging policies to combat marketing strategies employed by the tobacco industry and to curb the epidemic of smoking among women. In this article, we discuss the characteristics of smoking among women, addressing factors such as smoking prevalence, nicotine dependence, the role of the tobacco industry, health risks, approaches to smoking cessation, treatment strategies, and prevention measures.
Palabras llave : Smoking; Women's health; Tobacco industry.