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Salud Pública de México

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Abstract

REGUEIRA, Gabriela; SUAREZ-LUGO, Nery  and  JAKIMCZUK, Silvia. Tobacco control strategies from a gender perspective in Latin America. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, suppl.2, pp. S315-S320. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342010000800029.

In the Latin America region, the tobacco epidemic among women is a fact. This is related to the change in social and economic status among women and the efforts of the tobacco industry to capture their market share. The FCTC has the potential to be an important treaty for women if its articles include a gender perspective. Women´s rights treaties, also represent an important tool to stop the epidemic. Women's participation is key in this process.

Keywords : smoking; women; Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; Latin America.

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