Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Gender and tobacco control: A policy brief

Historical trends suggest that both tobacco use and regulatory initiatives affect men and women differently. Efforts need to be focused on preventing the youth of today from beginning this perilous habit. "Gender and tobacco control" takes a peek into the future of tobacco control and suggests that successful regulation will depend on enacting the provisions put forth by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In addition, legislative and regulatory bodies need to address gender and diversity differences early, and establish gender-responsive infrastructure for tobacco control.