Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
NERIN, Isabel and JANE, Mireia. Global gender policies in prevention and tobacco control. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, suppl.2, pp. S304-S314. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342010000800028.
Later stages of the smoking epidemic show that social and gender inequalities increase tobacco use among women and more deprived social groups. Given that smoking prevalence among women is increasing adding gender perspective in the design of prevention and tobacco control policies is a priority. After a brief description of the overall frame of tobacco control, different policies including minimum strategies that should incorporate gender specific aspects are described. Among them, empowerment measures addressed to reduce gender inequities are included; legislative measures; health care measures; and lastly measures related to research and evaluation aiming to add gender perspective in tobacco policy implementation and analysis.
Keywords : gender; tobacco; policies.