Teenage girls and smoking: a research agenda: workshop report, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2001

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Vancouver, BC

Presents issues relevant to research on teen girls and smoking. Throughout the two-day workshop, two significant themes emerged as being important to incorporate in all research investigating tobacco use in girls: integration and mainstreaming of sex and gender into all tobacco-related research across the four CIHR pillars plus policy research; and integration of a developmental approach to the study of smoking in girls and teenaged girls. In addition to the two above-mentioned themes, the workshop participants identified key priorities needing to be addressed in any research program investigating tobacco use in girls. Four priority areas of research emerged through the discussions: research on sex-differentiated (biological) effects of tobacco use on girls; integration and consideration of the social context in the study of smoking in girls; research focussing on non-smoking teen girls; and, research on the effects of tobacco policies on girls.

Includes bibliographical references.