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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Tobacco and Women: an Individual Act but Double Impact

DORIS ANDREW WANDIBA, LLB, NGO, Lawyersí Environmental Action Team (LEAT), BOX 12605, BOX 9264, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

Objective: To analyse the shortcomings of the adequacy and quality of education on smoking effects to women particulary on women

Methods: Through observation and research

Results: Creation of awereness on the effects of tobacco more specifically to women. This is necessary due to significant gender, social and cultural status that have hitherto paid less attention to women.Besides, direct and indirect tobacco health problems to women need to addressed by general anti-tobacco innitiatives.

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