ERIC Number: ED456393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General [and] Executive Summary.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; Office of the Surgeon General (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC.
This is the second report of the Surgeon General devoted to women and smoking. First signs of an epidemic of tobacco related diseases among women are no longer being seen, as they were first reported in 1980. Lung cancer is now the leading cause of female cancer deaths, but cancer is just one of the serious risks faced by women who smoke. Female smokers are uniquely at risk for diseases related to pregnancy; oral contraceptives; menstrual functioning; and cervical cancer. Chapter 1 summarizes the report. Chapter 2 discusses the patterns of tobacco use among women and girls. Chapter 3 reviews the effects of tobacco on women's health. Chapter 4 presents the factors that influence tobacco use by women and chapter 5 discusses efforts to reduce tobacco use among women. The report concludes with a vision for the future. (Contains 109 tables, 48 figures, and over 300 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Females, Government Publications, Health Promotion, Prevention, Public Health, Smoking, Tobacco
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328. For full text: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; Office of the Surgeon General (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by DHHS under the general direction of DHHS' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. Edited by Virginia L. Ernster, Gayle Lloyd, Leslie A. Norman, Anne McCarthy, and Audrey L. Pinto.